Biotech Counseling and Career Center (BCCC) provides individual and group counseling related to variety of emotional, social, academic, career concerns. In addition, the BCCC advises students regarding course selections, promotion standards, and graduation requirements while assisting with post-high school planning and preparation.
BCCC QUICK LINKS For a list of Olympic Student Clubs, click here For Olympic New Student Enrollment Procedures, click here For CMS Graduation Requirements, click here
Accelerated Academic Programs
Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students are students that are capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students are dedicated and committed to success. An AVID student is willing to stand out to be a leader in the classroom and the community. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, but not limited to the following: State Test Scores Grades Citizenship Attendance Desire and Determination Teacher/Counselor Recommendation
School of Biotechnology, Health and Public Administration is the only small school at Olympic Community of Schools that offers this program to students in grades 9-12. For more information about AVID, click here For applications, please go to BCCC weekly announcements page. Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, administered by The College Board, consists of standardized high school courses that are roughly equivalent to undergraduate college courses. After completing an AP course, students typically take the AP exam for that subject taught, which earns them credits and accelerated placement in college. For more information on CMS AP program, click here
College and Career Promise (CCP) College & Career Promise (CCP) is North Carolina Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students. This program allows eligible NC High School Students to enroll in college classes at Central Piedmont Community College through Biotech Olympic. For more information, click here
North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) Core/Elective courses are offered virtually. Biotech educator facilitates individualized learning via our online campus lab. For more information about current student progress in this program, contact our Biotech Academic Facilitator, Ms. Easter. For more information, click here
North Carolina School of Math and Science (NCSMSS) Biotech Online Facilitator supervises instruction from NCSMS online instructor. For more information about current student progress in program, Contact our Academic Facilitator, Ms. Easter. Fall 2016 Course: Forensics For more information, click here
Health Sciences Academic Program Partnerships
National Academy Foundation (NAF) -Health Sciences The Academy of Health Sciences addresses the critical achievement gap in Stem fields and develops a pipeline of students prepared to pursue health-related degrees and professions in one of the fastest sectors of the economy, including biotechnology, genetics, nursing, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Our Academy offers three experiential learning programs: Career Exploration for 9th and 10th graders, Internship Program for 11th and 12th graders and NC Summer Enrichment Programs for Grades 9-12. For more information, click here Project Lead the Way-Biomedical Science 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.
PLTW COURSE PATHWAY:
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes and bioinformatics. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses.
Human Body Systems (HBS) Students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions. Students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.
Medical Interventions (MI) Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Biomedical Innovation (BI) In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health.
For more information about PLTW-Biomedical, click here