by Dana Kirchoff, DSA Communications Director

Doral, Florida – Divine Savior Academy announced that it has adopted Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) high school engineering program for the 2015-­2016 school year. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.

DSA joins more than 6,500 other schools across the U.S. in offering the PLTW program. Through PLTW Engineering technology, DSA high school students will learn to solve complex, open­-ended problems in a real­ world context. Students learn how to apply STEM knowledge and skills to make the world a better place through innovation. “Divine Savior Academy is proud to offer PLTW to our students and give them an advantage over their peers in college and their careers,” said Science Chair Kristina Troge. “PLTW has a long history of successfully engaging students in STEM subjects, and we believe our  community will also see the benefits of PLTW as these students turn into the next generation of highly skilled employees for our local businesses.”

Students with STEM skills are in high demand. A 2012 PayScale study shows that the most valuable college degrees through 2020 will be in STEM fields. PLTW graduates have said that it influenced their post­-secondary decisions and helped shape their future, and students often have the opportunity to earn college credit, admissions preferences, or scholarships for completed PLTW courses.

Along with the Project Lead the Way STEM program, Divine Savior Academy is excited to announce the addition of two other new programs: the Advanced Placement Capstone Program and the English Language Learners program. The AP Capstone program expands DSA’s already rigorous college-­prep and honors course offerings, while the English Language Learners program provides the ability for non-­English­speaking students to learn English and fast­-track their immersion into regular classroom instruction, all while graduating on­time.

“Our new high school construction isn’t just about a new state-­of-­the-­art building and expanded grounds; it’s about new state­-of-­the-­art programs for our students. We can’t wait to start the 2015­2016 school year!” enthuses Head of Schools and High School Principal Ben Troge.

For more information about Divine Savior Academy, their new high school construction project, and their STEM, AP Capstone, or ELL programs, schedule a private tour at 305­-597­-4545 and visit www.DivineSaviorAcademy.com to learn more.

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