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    About Our Program

    The Coon Rapids High School Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program is designed to expose students to STEM-related careers, including those in the medical, engineering, manufacturing, and technology fields.  

    Through the program, students will experience a sequence of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses through either the Biomedical Sciences or Engineering pathway.  The hands-on, real-world courses actively engage students in their learning through the use of cutting-edge laboratory and engineering techniques, peer collaboration, and opportunities to interact with professionals in the field.  Students in our program are inspired by the relevant and engaging curriculum as they develop foundational tools for their future college and career success.  


    Our program is for students who:

    • Have an interest in the medical, engineering, manufacturing, or technology fields
    • Enjoy science and math courses
    • Like applying your knowledge to real-world scenarios
    • Demonstrate 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 program:

    • 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:

    • Enrolling in program courses not offered elsewhere
    • Applied learning: hands-on, relevant, and compelling coursework
    • Students solve real-world problems deploying the skills and tools professionals use
    • Explore career paths related to the medical, engineering, manufacturing, and technology fields
    • Develop a foundation of knowledge to help with further education at a two- or four-year college
    • Develop transferrable skills such as critical reasoning, problem solving, and collaboration
    • Engage with professional mentors as they provide insight and guidance on capstone projects
    • Potential to earn college credits


    Students Eligible
    Students must apply through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District Magnet School Application.  The priority application window is from October 13 - December 31, 2023.  For both the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering pathways, applications are accepted in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. 

     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 Coordinator, Lana Rice  Email: Lana.Rice@ahschools.us  |  Phone: (763) 506-7359