The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, LHS had to meet the following criteria in the 2019-20 school year:
1. Had 95 percent of students take the End-of-Course Assessments;
2. Over 33 percent of students who have been enrolled in a PLTW class took two or more PLTW courses;
3. Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW courses;
4. Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender and can support such claims with relevant data.