The Academy for Health & Medical Sciences

  • The Academy for Health and Medical Sciences is a “school” within a school and is located at Somerset County Vocational Technical High School. This school program began in the 2006-2007 school year with 31 students in grade 9. Students enter the ninth grade year as a cohort and progress through an intensive four year course of study sequence. The Academy for Health and Medical Sciences, in conjunction with Raritan Valley Community College, provides students with the opportunity to earn a New Jersey high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree in General Science. 

     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, science and 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 the 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 a 3.0 or higher at the end of each semester on their college transcript.


    2016-2017 DATES


    (In case of inclement weather, please refer to our website for updates)






    All sessions begin at 6:30 PM


    Parent sessions will be located in the High School Tech Center

    Student sessions will be located in the High School Media Center


    Thursday - October 27, 2016

    Thursday - November 17, 2016

    Thursday - January 12, 2017

    Thursday - January 19, 2017

    Monday - February 6, 2017



    Wednesday - February 15, 2017




    Saturday - February 25, 2017

    (Snow date - Saturday - March 4, 2017)

    Register for admissions testing here!




     Saturday – March 25, 2017

    (Snow date - Saturday - April 1, 2017)






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