Biomedical Science

The rigorous and relevant Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science sequence allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.

Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn 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, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future. The four-year program of study includes:

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovation

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities.  Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation

Program Locations

Gainesville High School

Coordinator: Dr. Scott

Telephone: 571-248-3265

Email: [email protected] 

View the Gainesville HS website

Information Meetings

November 16, 2023, 7 p.m. in Gainesville HS Auditorium

January 17, 2024, 7 p.m. in Gainesville HS Auditorium

Attendance Areas

Battlefield HS, Brentsville HS, Gainesville HS, Patriot HS, and Unity Reed HS

Osbourn Park High School

Coordinator: Ms. Wilson-Keys

Telephone: 703-365-6564

Email: [email protected] 

View the Osbourn Park HS website

Information Meetings

November 8, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Osbourn Park HS Auditorium

January 11, 2024, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom

Attendance Areas

Colgan HS, Forest Park HS, Freedom HS, Gar-Field HS, Hylton HS, Osbourn Park HS, Potomac HS, and Woodbridge HS