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OHS Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences Receives Certification for Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Program

For Immediate Release
9/21/2016

Media Contact:
Sondra Cormier
OHS Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences, facilitator
318-264-1699; svb2586@slp.k12.la.us

OHS Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences Receives Certification for Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Program

Opelousas, Louisiana –- OHS Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences announced today that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that it has been offering since 2010. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers. PLTW Biomedical ScienceTM introduces students to medicine and human body systems, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields. In addition to K-12 curricular pathways, PLTW provides teachers with high-quality professional development training that gives them the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students.

The national PLTW recognition distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards.

“We’ve seen how PLTW inspires students to think critically and problem solve,” said Sondra Cormier, facilitator. “We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified.”

As part of the recognition process, Dr. Rodney Johnson 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 (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

“Congratulations to OHS Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences, and thank you for your commitment to students,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “We look forward to continuing to work together to prepare students to thrive in our evolving world.”

For more information on PLTW, you may contact Jennifer Cahill, PLTW senior director of media and public relations, at (317) 669-0871 or jcahill@pltw.org.

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

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