CLHS adopts Project Lead the Way’s biomedical program

From staff reports

Next school year, Concordia Lutheran High School will offer a new program in biomedical science.

Students will have the opportunity to take the class through the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program.

PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science introduces students to medicine and human body systems, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields.

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place.

In the program, students are taking on these same challenges — and they’re doing it before they even graduate from high school. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, PLTW Biomedical Science students step into the roles of medical investigators, surgeons, microbiologists, geneticists and biomedical engineers. The program’s collaborative, hands-on explorations inspire students to dream big and motivate them to make a real impact on those around them, while preparing them with the know-how and experience to make their life-changing ideas a reality.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.