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Project Lead The Way (PLTW) builds engineers.

When students understand how STEM Education is relevant to their lives and future careers, they get excited. Invoking excitement is what PLTW does on a regular basis and the reason our students are successful.
PLTW Engineering applies engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation.
PLTW students have said that PLTW Engineering influenced their post-secondary decisions and helped shape their future. Even for students who do not plan to pursue engineering after high school, the PLTW Engineering program provides opportunities to develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, which are relevant for any coursework or career.
La Mirada students in the Project Lead the Way Engineering Pathway take Introduction to Engineering Design their Freshman year and Principles of Engineering in their Sophomore year. Junior and Senior year students may choose between Aerospace and our new course Digital Electronics class. La Mirada High School currently has an articulation with Cerritos College; students earning a grade of a "B" or higher will earn college credit through Cerritos.

A.P.P.L.E. Academy

The APPLE Academy is a Blue Ribbon awarded academy and has been going strong for 14 years. The APPLE Academy family supports students who are interested in careers working with children, such as educators to child-psychologists. APPLE begins their freshmen year with cross-curricular lessons, California Technical Education courses (CTE), mentorship and internship at local elementary and middle schools, college preparedness, 250 hours of career readiness training, SkillsUSA competition training in their field, community service projects and hours, project-based learning, and support from their teachers and the senior APPLE students. Seniors are also guided through the registration and FASFA process at Cerritos College and given admission to their Teacher Trac/Pre-trac program, which then feeds into CSULB's teacher track program. We have college and career research projects to help students find the career that is right for them. Students are helped every step of the way so that they can achieve their dreams. Students are College and Career Ready when they graduate from LMHS APPLE Academy!