Local school gets national biomedical science certification

WACO, Texas - Harmony Science Academy Waco earned a national biomedical science certification that will benefit it's students. 

It's called, "Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Program," and Harmony is the only school in the Waco area to have it. 

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers. PLTW Biomedical Science introduces students to medicine and human body systems, and prepares them for careers in the medical and health-related fields. In addition to K-12 curricular pathways, PLTW provides teachers with high-quality professional development training. 

"They (students) will have the opportunity to have access to more college opportunities, internships, all different kind of things that they wouldn't have if we weren't certified. So they'll get additional credit, there's an AP and PLTW combination that they will also have the opportunity to get," said Lisa Cobb, Biomedical Teacher at Harmony. 

The certification lasts for two years. 

As part of the recognition process, Mr. Samuel Beyhan, the school principal, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school's implementation of PLTW Biomedical Science, followed by a site visit from a PLTW-affiliated team. PLTW's team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school's Partnership Team. 

A PLTW school Partnership Team is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within the school. 

 

 


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