Curriculum Overview

Milwood Magnet School's unique curriculum surrounds Biotechnology. Biotechnology is the use of organisms to manufacture products and services. Biotechnology takes basic components of living organisms and rearranges them in numerous ways to create exceptional products for human benefit. We use biotechnology in the following fields:

  • Medicine
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing

Our biotechnology curriculum has six core units: Technological Innovations, the Global Food Chain, Biofuels, Medical Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, and Sustainable Systems.

Our students learn that biotechnological studies have already created scientific breakthroughs that improve our world like:

  • Making plants that are resistant to pests, disease, and drought.
  • Altering the way we produce food and cooking agents.
  • Engineering tissue for organ replacement.
  • Advancing altered gene therapy.

Milwood Magnet School students learn how to:

  • Collect data.
  • Analyze research.
  • Develop solutions.
  • Construct projects.
  • Collaborate with students, staff, and community members.
  • Solve problems.

Milwood Magnet School's solution-based curriculum engages students by presenting open-ended problems that invoke exploration and critical thinking. Students:

  • Have learning experiences that require them to think about and work with material in new ways.
  • Have the ability to learn biotechnology, diversity, and innovation that enrich their classrooms.
  • Become researchers, scientists, engineers, designers, effective communicators, collaborators, proactive and productive citizens, explorers, and biotechnologists.

Please feel free to view our in-depth Biotechnology Thematic Curriculum page