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    About Our Program

     Biomed and Engineering

    The Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program is a specialty program within Coon Rapids High School for students who want an integrated and rigorous, in-depth focus on science, math, and medical or engineering courses.  Through the Project Lead The Way curriculum, students will experience a sequence of courses that are hands-on and use a real-world problem solving approach.  Additionally, students will build transferrable skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration.  Students can explore careers related to Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.


    Our program is for you if:

    • You have an interest in the science, medical, engineering, or manufacturing fields
    • You enjoy science and math courses
    • You like applying your knowledge to real-world scenarios
    • You have a strong work ethic and enjoy the challenge of rigorous courses


    Skills students need for successful participation in The Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering programs:

    • Academic skills that are at or above grade level
    • Ability to work cooperatively with a group of students
    • 90% work completion
    • 90% attendance
    • Accommodations or modifications may be provided, but will affect the student's ability to receive college credit


    Students within our program benefit by:

    • Being part of a cohort family within a large high school
    • Developing a research-based capstone project
    • Being mentored by community experts who provide insight and guidance on student projects
    • Advancing their learning and being prepared for post-secondary programs
    • Enrolling in dynamic classes that are not offered elsewhere
    • Potentially earning college credits


    Students Eligible
    Students must apply through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District Magnet School Application.  The priority application deadline is December 31, 2019.  For the Biomedical Sciences pathway, applications are accepted in grades 9, 10, and 11.  For the Engineering pathway, applications are accepted in grades 9 and 10.   


    Students from the following districts may apply:

    • Anoka-Hennepin
    • Brooklyn Center
    • Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose
    • Elk River
    • Fridley
    • Osseo
    • Rockford



    If you have questions, please contact The Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Program Coordinators, Lana Rice and Kelly Beulke     Email: Lana.Rice@ahschools.us  |  Kelly.Beulke@ahschools.us     Phone: (763) 506-7359