Since 2013 Walnut High School has offered the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program. This program begins in the 10th grade and can be taken as a standalone program or in conjunction with our IB Career-related Program. PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking real-world 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, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. WHS offers all four of the courses in the Biomedical Sciences Program including the capstone course. The courses are Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors (10th grade), Human Body Systems Honors (11th grade), Medical Interventions Honors (12th grade) and Biomedical Innovation Honors (12th grade—capstone course), all which are UC/CSU a-g approved. With the exception of the capstone course, all other courses take a national end-of-course assessment.
¨ WHS has 91 students enrolled in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program.
¨ National end-of-course assessment data (highest score 9) for 2018:
¨ All 27 graduating PLTW students received their PLTW Biomedical Science Scholar medallions based on their performance
on the PLTW end-of-course assessment exams and their lab coats during their White Coat Ceremony in April.