[Source: Arizona Republic]
This academic year is the second that Campo Verde High School in Gilbert has offered the Project Lead the Way program, a non-profit organization that works with school districts to offer the four-year biomedical courses as well as courses in other fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It also offers an engineering program, available in Gilbert Public Schools at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa.
Campo Verde’s biomedical program is one of only two in the state – Douglas has the other – and is considered in the nation’s top eight, Hardina said.
Four students and two teachers were invited to showcase the school’s program in October at a Project Lead the Way conference in Washington, D.C., Hardina said.
The biomedical class is an elective course at Campo Verde, and has 110 students, including 37 in their second year of the program, he said.