Project Lead The Way

PLTW Computer Science

Career Academy


The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Science Career Academy in partnership with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce was established during the 2015-16 school year.  Additionally, SJHS is a pilot site for PLTW’s Computer Science curriculum. 

  • SJHS is able to offer computer science courses not available to other students throughout the district, state and even nation. 
  • PLTW and the College Board’s AP program have been working together to develop courses that complement one another offering our students involved in the CSCA an opportunity to take AP Computer Science for potential college credit while in high school.
  • SJHS is a trailblazer in the development and implementation of a national STEM initiative to inspire more students to gain STEM skills and pursue STEM Careers.
  • Participation in the CSCA will ensure that students leave SJHS both college and career ready.


2016-2017 Computer Science Courses 

PLTW Introduction to Computer Science Engineering

PLTW Computer Science Applications

PLTW Computer Science and Software Engineering

AP Computer Science Principles