Distinguished School

For the fourth consecutive year, Bartlesville High School has been named a Distinguished School in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM program. It is the only comprehensive high school in Oklahoma to earn Distinguished School status each year since 2019-2020. BHS is one of 262 high schools across the U.S. to receive the 2022-2023 honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW’s computer science and engineering pathways.

Distinguished School

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides STEM curricula in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. 

To be eligible, the high school had to meet a variety of criteria including student participation, offering at least three PLTW courses, and having strategies in place to ensure equitable access to students. BHS offers seven PLTW courses and partners with Tri-County Tech to offer additional advanced engineering courses.

Computer Science

  • Computer Science Essentials

  • Computer Science A AP

  • Computer Science Principles AP

  • Cybersecurity


  • Engineering Essentials

  • Introduction to Engineering Design

  • Principles of Engineering

“We are proud to recognize Bartlesville High School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their important work empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects, but also more generally in life and career."

All six of the district's elementary schools, both middle schools, and the high school have earned Distinguished School status for four consecutive years, making it a Distinguished District in the program, one of only 17 across the nation.