Launched in 2012 and certified by Project Lead the Way, our Biomedical Science Pathway engages students in a series of courses over four years of high school that combine rigorous curriculum in the life sciences and health care technology with hands-on activities and experiences in the healthcare industry. Biomedical Science students experience career-focused opportunities and work-based learning with leading industry partners. Biomedical Science Pathway students take on real-world challenges before they even graduate from high school.
The impact of this pathway has been profound, resulting in a significant increase in science course participation, CTE coursework, and college acceptances, including an increase in students pursuing college majors and careers in the medical and healthcare sciences. Currently, 21% of our high school population participates in this program. 100% of students who participated in the program graduated in 2018, and 83% of students entered 4 year schools with a major in the healthcare, science or science education industries (a 6% improvement).