The Academy for Health & Medical Sciences

  • The Academy for Health & Medical Sciences is a rigorous 4 year Honors Program for highly focused, college bound students. The Program is a partnership between the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School and Raritan Valley Community College. Successful students will graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate degree in General Science.Academy student looking through microscope while another student looks on

    In the fall of their 8th grade year, students in both Somerset and Hunterdon County may apply to the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences. Students are accepted into the Academy based on the following admissions criteria: 7th and 8th grade GPAs, 7th grade standardized test scores, admissions testing for mathematics, language arts, and a personal interview. Only students who meet the minimum amount of points are eligible for admission.

     In order to remain in the Academy, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all classes, including their high school and college courses, at the end of each quarter on their high school transcript. The Academy student must also obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each semester on their college transcript.


    Classes meet on both SCVTHS and RVCC campuses

    Average number of new students accepted per year: 30

    Opportunity for professional certifications: NO

    Opportunity to earn college credits: YES

    Opportunity to earn a college degree: YES


    Recent Student Post-Secondary Destinations 

    Albright College

    Cornell University

    Emory University

    Ithaca College

    John Jay College

    Johns Hopkins University

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    McGill University of Canada

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Nova Southeastern University

    Princeton University

    Rutgers University

    Saint Louis University

    Stanford University

    The College of New Jersey

    University of Pennsylvania

    Yale University




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