Project Lead The Way
PLTW Biomedical Science
Honors Biology at LCHS
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.
PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking on these same 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.
The Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science course is designed for the accelerated student to gain an in-depth understanding of biological principles. Through a series of scaffolded laboratory activities and projects that connect learning to life, students step into the roles of biomedical science professionals to investigate topics. Students work together in teams to find unique solutions and in the process gain critical thinking and communication skills. The preparations for laboratory activities and projects are intensive. There is also an independent graded online ecology unit.
Prerequisite: For freshmen, eligibility will be based on their score on the freshmen placement exam. For upperclassmen, eligibility will be based on teacher recommendations. Co-requisite: Algebra 2
Human Body Systems
This project-based one-semester course provides a look at personal and corporate cyber security practices, cryptology, circuitry, and culminates with a look at hard and soft robotics programming. This course is offered to juniors and seniors.