STEAM Pathways South Pointe High School

Biomedical Science

Empower Tomorrow's Biomedical Science Professionals Today

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place.

PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking on these same real-world challenges – and they’re doing it before they even graduate from high school. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

Primary Biomedical Sequence

  • Course 1: Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Course 2: Human Body Systems
  • Course 3: Medical Interventions
  • Course 4: Biomedical Innovation (Optional)

Clean Energy Technology

Tackle the world’s energy needs within a green point of view.

The Clean Energy Technology program enables students to apply fundamental science and operating principles of clean energy systems to authentic problems. Such problems involve motors and generators, photovoltaic systems, water and energy conservation, wind turbines, biofuel generation, bioreactors, water power, energy harvesting, fuel cells and nuclear power. Students use an engineering design process to develop solutions to these authentic problems.

Students master industry-standard simulation and modeling software sourced from the U.S. Department of Energy and related national laboratories as well as National Instruments (NI). Students use Web-based applications, especially those with embedded geographical information systems (GIS) content, to relate geography, climate and terrain with the availability and economics of wind and solar resources.

Students discover how the perceptions of consumers, manufacturers, technologists and regulators shape and affect the rate and scale of clean energy technology adoption. Students analyze prices in energy markets and how prices communicate the opportunity costs of clean energy systems.

Primary Clean Energy Sequence

  • Course 1: Clean Energy Systems
  • Course 2: Clean Energy Applications
  • Course 3: Clean Energy Strategies
  • Course 4: Clean Energy Innovations

Computer Science

Bringing Computer Science to Life

At a time when computer science affects how we work and live, PLTW Computer Science empowers students in grades 9-12 to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them.

The program’s interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn computational thinking – not just how to code – and become better thinkers and communicators. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

PLTW Computer Science courses are part of the AP + PLTW computer science pathway.

Primary Computer Science Sequence

  • Course 1: Computer Science Essentials
  • Course 2: Computer Science Principles
  • Course 3: Computer Science A
  • Course 4: Cybersecurity

Convergence Media

Producing media content using industry level equipment and skills that merge communication and technology, students are exposed to careers in journalism, digital design, broadcasting, and communication. Students develop skills by creating original content for the school and community. Content is presented on the school website, social media, and print mediums.


PLTW Engineering Students Become Tomorrow's Problem Solvers Today

From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

PLTW Engineering courses are part of the AP + PLTW engineering pathway.

Primary Engineering Sequence

  • Course 1: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Course 2: Principles of Engineering
  • Course 3: Specialty Area Option (Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science Principles, or Digital Electronics)
  • Course 4: Engineering Design and Development
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