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Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science Program

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 stand alone program or in conjunction with our IB Career-related Program (IBCP).  PLTW Biomedical Sciences students are taking on real-world challenges - and doing it before they even graduate 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 choose.  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 courses.  With the exception of the capstone course, all other courses take a national end-of-course assessment.
2019 Highlights:
  • WHS has 92 students enrolled in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program.
  • National End-of-Course Assessment Results for 2019 - No Assessments in 2020 due to COVID-19.
    • Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors - 100% Practiced or Above (proficient).
    • Human Body Systems Honors - 100% Practiced or Above (proficient).
    • Medical Interventions Honors - 100% Practiced or Above (proficient).
    • Biomedical Innovation Honors - No Assessment Required.
  • All 32 graduating PLTW students received PLTW Biomedical Sciences Honor medallions and white lab coats. A White Coat Ceremony is held every April.White Coat Ceremony
Project Lead the Way www.pltw.org