To clear up any confusion regarding the Project Lead The Way program at Battlefield, there is no application required to take our PLTW courses. We currently offer four (4) PLTW courses and are always looking to both improve and increase our course offerings.

Our goal is to expose students in all grades to multiple engineering disciplines which can lead to higher education at the community or university level, integration into the work force, or government service employment to include the military immediately upon high school graduation. In essence, we are working to help your child realize his or her full potential. 

Please take time to read the White Paper from PLTW on the End of Course Assessment for 2018-19 (PDF)

Visit the Project Lead the Way website  for an Overview of the Project Lead The Way program and curriculum overview

The following projects and co-curricular activities are incorporated into our courses:

  • Leesburg Aviation Expo - 6 Scholarship winners in 2018! November 1, 2019.
  • Seaperch robotics - Regional competition March; Nationals June
  • StellarXplorers - Sept Registration, Nov Qualification; Quarterfinals Dec/Jan; SemiFinals Feb; Finals April.
  • Technology Student Association - Tues & Thurs weekly; Regional competition Feb/Mar; Technosphere (State Competition) May; Nationals June
  • VEX Robotics - In conjunction with TSA.
  • Virginia Department of Transportation Expo - Oct 3, 2019

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Mr. Bishop and students will have a table at the Haymaker STEAM Expo! Drop by to get detailed information on PLTW, the Technology Student Association, and National Honor Society. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see the exciting projects and opportunities available to ALL incoming Freshmen and ALL current Battlefield High School students. 

Our instructors are Mr. George D. Bishop and Mr. Micheal Spudic. Their class pages can be accessed via the links to the left. 

Mr. Bishop is PLTW certified to instruct the Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, and Civil Engineering Architecture classes while Mr. Spudic is PLTW certified in Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering. In addition to their regular teaching duties, Mr. Bishop is an adviser for both the Technology Student Association and the National Honor Society while Mr. Spudic coaches the Battlefield High School Wrestling team. Both men are heavily involved in their local communities as well. Mr. Spudic coaches multiple youth sports teams and Mr. Bishop is a member of his local Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Marine Corps League. Additionally, Mr. Bishop is the Immediate Past President of the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association and the President-elect of the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education. These professional organizations work to improve the Career and Technical Education experience for every student in the Commonwealth.