Program Description
This program is based on the national content standards for Science, Mathematics, and English Language Arts and the Accountability Criteria for the national Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards.  Students who complete the program are prepared for employment and further education in the medical field.  Stevenson University, Maryland’s PLTW Biomedical Sciences Affiliate University, offers transcripted credits to students who successfully complete the program and meet specific requirements.

Possible Certifications and College Credits
College Credit through Stevenson University: 

In order to earn 4 credits for BIO 113 General Biology I and BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory, students must:

  • Complete all four (4) courses in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences program at a PLTW certified high school. These include Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovation.

  • Earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all PLTW Biomedical Sciences courses, with no more than one grade of “C” in a PLTW course.

  • Earn a score of 7 or higher on the end of course exams for the Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions courses. 

Course Sequence
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)
Human Body Systems (HBS), Honors
Medical Interventions (MI), Honors
Biomedical Innovations (BI), Advanced Placement

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Principles of Biomedical Sciences Human Body Systems Medical Interventions Biomedical Innovations
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Technology Education Requirement Elective Electives
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Elective
 Financial Literacy Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
Lackey High School
La Plata High School
McDonough High School
St. Charles High School
Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School