Biomedical Science and Medicine

Students in this Biomedical Science and Medicine Career Major will study biomedical science through the exciting Project-Lead-the-Way curriculum that will provide students hand on projects and experiences. Topics will include bio-informatics, human medicine, and an in depth study of the human body. Students will also study advanced math courses that may include Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-AP Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus and an AP Calculus courses as well as advanced science courses that may include Anatomy and Physiology, AP Chemistry, AP Biology and AP Physics. Students who complete this career major will have been exposed to a diverse curriculum that will better equip them to choose a major at the college/university level. Students will also have the strong math and science foundation needed to be prepared to enter a college/university program in a science related field.

This is a two year academy with students starting their junior year in high school. It is an academically intense, project-based program which focuses on the biomedical field. Students will be able to test for college credit through AP courses and successfully transition to post-secondary.

Instructor Bios:


“I enjoy being able to teach science the way it should be taught, which is ‘hands on.’ I enjoy teaching real world situations in medicine in which my students can creatively solve problems using up-to-date technology.”

Jackie Archer
Biomedical Science and Medicine Instructor

29 Years of Teaching Experience
11 Years at Great Plains

Certifications and/or Degrees

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Certified in Project Lead the Way (PTLW) Principles of Biomedical Science and Medicine, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations
  • Oklahoma State Certified in Biology, Zoology, Physical Science, Anatomy and Physiology and Computer Applications

Honors and Awards

  • National PLTW Innova Award for Innovative Teaching
  • 2015 OkACTE STEM Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 OkACTE State Teacher of the Year

Courses Taught

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • PLTW Medical Interventions
  • PLTW Biomedical Innovations

Contact: 580-351-6708


“I enjoy our small class sizes and interacting with students.”

William Schlecht:
Biomedical Science and Medicine Instructor

9 Years of Teaching Experience
9 Years at Great Plains

Certifications and/or Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education
  • Masters of Education Degree in Secondary Education with 18 hours of graduate level studies in Biology
  • College Board Certified to teach AP Biology
  • National Project Lead the Way (PTLW) certifications in Principles of Biomedical Science and Medicine and Human Body Systems
  • National Registry Emergency Medical technician certification
  • Oklahoma State Licensure as an EMT Basic
  • Served in the U.S. Army for 23 years

Honors and Awards

Graduated Cum Laude

Courses Taught

  • AP Biology
  • PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science
  • PLTW Human Body Systems

Contact: 580-250-5545


“I enjoy that we, as instructors, are provided with the resources we need to teach our classes. I also enjoy teaching students that want to be in our program.”

Scott Nelson:
Biomedical Science and Medicine Instructor

24 Years of Teaching Experience
4 Years at Great Plains

Certifications and/or Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Biology Minor

Courses Taught

  • AP Chemistry
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems

Contact: 580-250-5642