“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The academy consists of courses throughout middle school focused on medical investigation and experimentation. The four year high school sequence of courses from Project Lead the Way are for students interested in math, science, and the human body; with the inclusion of hands-on educational experiences. Students take courses such as Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Intervention, and Science Research.
As with the PLTW Engineering program, the rigorous curriculum uses the activities, projects, and problems modality that is grounded in real-world relevance. This approach addresses the learning styles and needs of the majority of students. The courses are hands-on and allow students to apply the concepts they learn in other mathematics and science courses.
All students interested in pursuing a career in biological sciences, emergency services, healthcare, or medicine will be prepared to seek two or four-year college studies in these fields. With the final year involving scientific research and a mentorship, students also gain practical application of skills learned throughout the program.
Santa Rosa Academy offers high school students on all tracks the opportunity to participate in the Biomedical Academy if their schedule permits. The school is committed to ensuring that students have access to up-to-date materials and instructional strategies within the Biomedical program.
For more information about Project Lead the Way, visit www.pltw.org.