STEM Program

This nationally recognized program introduces up to 40 students each year to engineering with its hands-on, project-based curriculum called Project Lead the Way. Good Counsel has been recognized as a “Distinguished Project Lead the Way School,” a distinction earned by only 2% of qualified schools nationally.

Twenty-three students in our STEM Program offered 88 scholarships totaling $5.2 million in 2023.

Please visit our Admissions page to learn more on how to apply to the STEM Program.

Program Breakdown

  • Year One — Introduction to Engineering Design: This curriculum is exactly what it says, an introduction — to concepts, processes, software platforms, and teamwork. It provides the perfect foundation to build upon.
  • Year Two — Principles of Engineering: You’ll learn about the principles of physics and their importance to engineering and robotics.
  • Year Three — Electives: Once you have your foundation covered, you get to pursue areas that interest you most, ranging from solving problems in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, architecture to designing and constructing residential and commercial buildings.
  • Year Four — Engineering Design and Development: You will complete a year-long capstone project involving prototyping, patent searches, and a presentation to a panel of engineers.

PLTW is designed to expose students of varying abilities to STEM subjects. Therefore, acceptance to the STEM Program is independent from honors math and science course placements.

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