Project Lead The Way Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. To learn more about PLTW, visit their website.
Biomedical Sciences At FDHS, we offer the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Pathway. In these courses, students play the roles of over 50 different biomedical professionals as they investigate and study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. In the PLTW BMS Program, students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person or dissecting a sheep’s heart, learning content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students work collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges. The future of biomedical sciences comes alive in this rigorous and relevant four-course sequence that prepares students to continue their studies through post-secondary education and careers.
The Biomedical Sciences Pathway is Douglass's Magnet Program. Students must apply to take courses in this program. The application window is open between August and October each year for the next school year.
Currently the application window is open until October 8th.