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Biomedical-Biotechnology MagnetBiomedical1.jpgThink CSI meets ER!  The Biomedical Sciences Program is a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum that parallels the proven PLTW Engineering program, which has been at Middleton since the school opened in 2002.  Read more about this program on the PLTW Website.  Biomedical Sciences includes four courses, all aligned with appropriate national learning standards and includes AP coursework, see course sequence below.

Biomedical Sciences is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, which is a nationally recognized curriculum for engaging and preparing students for careers in medicine, healthcare, and scientific research.  (

In the four Biomedical Sciences PLTW courses, students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to bioinformatics, including mapping and analyzing DNA.  Through activities such as dissecting a heart, students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals to solve mysteries.9252016_41705_0.png

Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine, and other fields requiring bioproducts. Work in biotechnology includes genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies.

All courses at Middleton Magnet High School are taught on a two-day rotation cycle.  Students attend four 95-minute periods each day.  This schedule enables students to complete 8 courses per year, rather than the traditional 7 courses at most HCPS high schools.  The addition of an 8th period allows students to include popular electives such as Band, Orchestra, JROTC, and Art, or courses in other magnet programs.

Biomedical Science Students Will...

  • Explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease;
  • Work collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology;8152017_80051_0.png
  • Receive honors credit for all four Biomedical Science PLTW courses and three Biotechnology courses;
  • Participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a co-curricular student organization that offers competitions related to the health field - at the regional, state and national levels  (; and
  • Have access to a nationwide support network through PLTW that includes postsecondary institutions, state education officials, business and industry partners and professional associations.
  • Participate in a white coat ceremony Jr. year
  •   Opportunity for FL Hospital internship in Senior year
  •  Industry Certification - Bio Medical Laboratory Technician - Jr. year
Middleton Magnet Program Pathways of Study

     These are the recommended pathways for the magnet programs at Middleton High School.  Electives are chosen to meet the needs of individual students in satisfying the requirements of their course of study.  Students enrolled in the College Preparatory Course of study are required to include two credits of Foreign Language.

     Advanced Placement courses and courses such as music, require students to enroll for both terms in the school year.  Each pathway of study may be technologically advanced by completing AP Courses, or Drafting-CAD I, II, and III as electives.  

     The final courses in each of the Magnet Pathways of Study may involve a senior project, portfolio completion or workplace/laboratory experiences.  A student who is accepted to the magnet program is accepted for the entire four-year program.  If a student is retained at the end of a school year he/she will lose their seat in the program and will be removed from the Magnet Program.

Course Sequence  for Biomedical/Biotechnology Magnet    (Standard Magnet Track)

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
English I Honors
English II Honors
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
Geometry Honors
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
AP Calculus AB or BC
Biology Honors or AP Biology
Chemistry Honors
AP Chemistry
AP Biology or AP Physics 1
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP Economics Elective
Principles of Biomedical Sciences - Honors
Human Body Systems - Honors
Medical Interventions - Honors
Biomedical Innovation - Honors
Computer Fundamentals
Genetics - Honors
Microbiology - Honors
Internship (Research Facility)
World Language
World Language

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Middleton Bio Med prepares well in advance, for the rigors of medical school