Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) middle school program, Gateway

To Technology (GTT), is a project-based program designed to
challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle

school students. Taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic

curriculum, the program is divided into independent units. GTT

schools are required to offer at minimum Design and Modeling

and Automation and Robotics. In Automation and Robotics students
learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine

automation and computer control systems. Design and Modeling

focuses on solid modeling software as part of the design process.

Students will also learn about Energy and the Environment and

investigate the importance of energy in everyday life.