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.



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     To register for a session, please click here:

    All sessions begin at 6:00 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 26, 2017

    Thursday - November 16, 2017

    Thursday - January 11, 2018

    Thursday - January 18, 2018

    Monday - February 5, 2018



    Wednesday - February 14, 2018




    Saturday - March 3, 2018

    (Snow date - Saturday - March 10, 2018)

    Register for admissions testing here!

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School

    SIGN IN IS FROM 7:30am until approximately 7:45am

    - Enter via the Main High School Entrance
    - Look for the Academy Registration table and sign in
    - You will be escorted to the testing room
    - Testing is approximately from 8:00am until noon




     Saturday – April 21, 2018







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