Santa Rosa Academy Selected for Science Pilot Program

Project Lead The Way, the nation’s leading non-profit provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and professional development to middle
and high schools, announced on Nov. 30 that Santa Rosa Academy of Menifee has been
selected to pilot a new PLTW middle school unit during the spring of 2013.

The new unit is called Medical Detectives and will be part of the middle school’s Gateway To
Technology program from PLTW. In the new unit, students explore the biomedical sciences
through hands-on projects and labs that require the students to solve a variety of medical

Nancy Sidhu is the instructor selected to pilot the course at Santa Rosa Academy.
Approximately 30 teachers nationwide will be piloting the unit. These teachers will be the lead instructors of professional development training for the teachers who wish to implement the Medical Detectives unit when it officially rolls out for the 2013-14 school year.

Santa Rosa Academy currently offers complete Engineering and Biomedical programs through Project Lead The Way. Additionally, Santa Rosa Academy is a 1:1 “Laptops for Learning” school, where students in middle and high school have their own laptop.

For questions about the Project Lead The Way program at Santa Rosa Academy, contact Laura Badillo at


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