Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering program prepares students for the global economy to be tomorrow's problems solvers, critical thinkers, and innovators. Students taking PLTW engineering classes learn how to apply science, math, and technology to solve complex problems and relating it to a real world setting. The PLTW courses offer students an insight to a variety type of engineering disciplines.
Students work on activities in class that walks them through the engineering design process in defining the problem and solving it. The PLTW engineering program helps influence students with their post-secondary decisions and helps shape their future into what type of engineering field they want to pursue. Even if students don't pursue an engineering degree after high school, the classes offer opportunities for students in developing their skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Students receive honors credit for PLTW courses.
Biomedical Sciences Program
The Biomedical Sciences Program is a sequence of four courses that follows a proven hands-on, real-world, problem-solving approach to learning produced by Project Lead the Way. Students explore the concepts of human health and disease and are introduced to topics such as physiology, molecular genetics, microbiology and oncology. Students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body—often playing the role of biomedical professionals.
By signing up for Biomedical Science, students are also opening doors to join HOSA, a student organization for future healthcare professionals. HOSA members meet to hear from speakers, take tours of local health care facilities, and compete in healthcare related events like medical photography, first aid/CPR, biotechnology, and biomedical debate.
HOSA and Biomed can help set students apart from their peers when competing for scholarships and admissions. Nationally, PLTW students achieve significantly higher scores in reading, math, and science and in some cases have the opportunity to receive college credit. They earn higher GPAs as freshmen in college, and PLTW alumni are studying STEM fields in greater numbers than the national average. Come and see what we're all about!
Biomedical science students pictured below participated in a mobile lab visit by Greenwood Genetics Center. They were able to complete a gel electrophoresis lab to test foods for GMO's (genetically modified organisms).
Past Biomedical Students & Mrs. Ayers