Biosciences and Medicine Academy

The Biosciences and Medicine Academy is designed to prepare high school students for success in colleges and universities. Rigorous math and science (Honors and AP level only) are combined with medically related classes to provide students with the academics they will need to be successful in a Bachelor's degree program, and an understanding of the broad field of biosciences and medicine. The goal of the academy is to provide Academic Prep, Hands on Learning, Leadership, and exceptional experiences. This program of study is designed to help students determine what career field they want to pursue. High school students may attend for up to three (3) school years. Graduates from the Academy should be planning to pursue a college or university track to obtain a degree in some field within biosciences and medicine. College credit for Advanced Placement courses is available upon passing the appropriate AP College Board Exam(s). Universities vary in their recognition of AP credits. Therefore, the number of available credit hours will depend upon the policies of the specific university a graduate plans to attend.

At A Glance

Open To

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors returning to complete the program

Campus

Danforth, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

1,440 hours

Length

Up to three school years

Times

Daytime classes, part-time only: Monday - Friday

  • Rockwell campus: 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
  • Danforth campus: 8:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
  • Students attend either the AM or PM session

Courses

A total of 15 courses are taught in the Academy (17 at Rockwell campus). However, a three year student will be able to complete only 12 courses. Therefore, the total number of courses listed exceeds the number of courses a student can take in the Biosciences & Medicine Academy. The exact sequence of math, science and PLTW courses will be determined by previously taken math and science courses. In addition, please remember that students may enter the academy as a junior, which also impacts the sequence and number of courses.

  • Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW) 120 hours
  • Human Body Systems (PLTW) 120 hours
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW) 120 hours
  • Biomedical Innovation (PLTW) 120 hours
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology 120 hours
  • Honors Microbiology 120 hours
  • Honors Chemistry 120 hours
  • Honors Geometry 120 hours
  • Honors Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus 120 hours
  • Honors Algebra II 120 hours
  • AP Physics I 120 hours
  • AP Calculus AB 120 hours
  • AP Chemistry 120 hours
  • AP Calculus BC 120 hours
  • AP Statistics 120 hours
  • AP Computer Science Principles - Rockwell Only 120 hours
  • AP Biology - Rockwell Only 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • N/A

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Graphing Calculator - $120.00
  • Textbooks – Provided
  • Lab Coat - $30.00
  • Scrubs and shoes - $75.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$225.00
Required textbooks are provided, but must be checked in at the end of the year.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

Salary range varies greatly depending upon the biosciences, medical or health career pursued and the degree/credential obtained.

Varies

Pass Rate

98%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Program completer’s education plans will be degree programs in higher education.

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