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.
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
John Jay College
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University of Canada
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nova Southeastern University
Saint Louis University
The College of New Jersey
University of Pennsylvania
Parent Information Session PowerPoint Class of 2026