School of Biomedical Science
The TPCHS School of Biomedical Science is a unique program designed to prepare its members for a broad array of biological, research, or medical fields.
The TPCHS School of Biomedical Science cultivates opportunities to engage in challenging academic coursework with a strong biblical conscience. Through this work, students will discover their place in the world, the ability to act upon it, and the capacity to make a difference.
- Develop an understanding of the careers associated with biology, research, or medicine.
- Recognition at graduation and special distinction on the diploma
Admission to the School of Biomedical Science takes place each spring. The School is open to all 10-12th-grade students in good standing.
Each applicant must:
- Submit the School Application Form
- Interview with the School of Biomedicine Faculty Advisor
- Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher in a corresponding content field (i.e. science)
- Annually, members must complete 20 hours of shadowing or intern service from grade 10-12.
- Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Participate in a School appropriate Exploration Trip. (Possibly medical missions’ trip)
- A student attempting to earn the School of Biomedical Science recognition must maintain an 85 or higher semester average in all School courses, with a consistent and demonstrated desire to remain in the program. A student whose School semester grade average falls below 85 will be placed on probation for the following semester. If the School grade average falls below 85 for two semesters, the student will typically be suspended from the program.
School of Biomedical Sciences students will receive priority of schedule for desired/necessary courses to complete the program’s requirements.
School course requirements:
- Medical Terminology/CPR/Career Options
- Anatomy & Physiology
- PLTW Biomedical Sciences I
- PLTW Biomedical Sciences II
- Physics (recommended)
Each May, School members will give a White Coat presentation to a panel consisting of TPCS School Board, teachers, administrators, and local community leaders.