Northside High School - NOR
Engineering and Biomedical Science
This magnet program provides transportation!
The Northside Biomedical Science and Engineering Magnet program partners with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to provide a rigorous and innovative curricular education. The hands-on, project based engineering and biomedical science courses engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. The PLTW curriculum is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education, but at the same time integrates national academic standards to create a model for 21st century learning. The Biomedical Science program allows students to explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. The Engineering program applies science, math, technology, and engineering to encourage problem solving complex, open ended problems in a real world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not just getting the “right” answer.
Northside is a partial magnet, therefore we are only able to accept 100 students for the upcoming freshmen class. Students that live in the Northside attendance must apply as well to be considered for acceptance. Since our magnet program is heavily based in Math and Science we are looking for students who excel in that curriculum in addition to being well rounded students. We do not offer an entrance exam, instead we focus on current report card grades, previous standardize test scores, current Math and Science teacher recommendations, a student generated essay, attendance and behavior information.
Due to the sequencing of our magnet classes we are not able to accept rising juniors or seniors.
Please view the Magnet Open House webpage that is linked HERE. The video will provide information not only on our magnet program, but will feature videos and contact information for all sports and clubs. You will be able to directly contact the coach or club sponsor with questions or for more information. We would love for you to be a part of the Northside family! Go Patriots!