Westonka Schools is committed to positioning all students for real-life success. From the primary schools to the high school, Westonka offers engineering courses that help all students develop a competitive advantage for their post-high school education and careers.
Districtwide Engineering Program
The Westonka School District is committed to offering high quality programs that maximize every student’s abilities and interests. In recent years, Westonka has implemented a districtwide engineering curriculum, which includes the Engineering is Elementary program at Hilltop and Shirley Hills primary schools; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses at Grandview Middle School; and the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program at Mound Westonka High School. The PLTW Engineering Program at MWHS is a certified program, offering students college credit-bearing courses.
This comprehensive set of courses provides challenging, collaborative and supportive learning experiences that ignite passion in students for the STEM fields. Our goal is to help all Westonka students to be more fully prepared for their post-high school education and careers.
Positioned for Success in the 21st Century
Education after high school is essential for success in the 21st century. Due to the fast pace and technical demands of today’s global economy, all students need to prepare for some type of post-secondary education. To better prepare our students for these demands, Westonka Public Schools has focused on teaching skills that will position students for success in college and careers.
What are 21st Century Skills?
- Accessing & Analyzing Information
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Collaboration & Leadership
- Creativity & Innovation
- Effective Oral & Written Communication
- Effective Use of Technology