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

    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 science, 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.


    Year 1:
    •High school coursework including Honors courses
     in Biology,
    Combined Algebra, Physical Science, English, and Spanish

    •Computer Literacy (3 college credits)

    Year 2:
    •High school coursework including Honors courses in History,
    Geometry, English, and Spanish
    •Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Human Origins (14 college credits)

    Year 3:
    •High school coursework including Honors courses in
    History and Spanish, and Professional Development
    •Pre-Calculus 1 & 2, Gen. Biology 1 & 2,
    Gen Chemistry 1 & 2, English Composition I (25 college credits) 

    Year 4:
    •High school course work including Financial Literacy and Honors Spanish
    •Current Social & Moral Issues, Calculus 1 & 2 or Statistics 1 & 2,

    Gen. Physics 1 & 2, English Composition II (22 college credits)


    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

    Ithaca College

    John Jay College

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    McGill University of Canada

    Muhlenberg College

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Nova Southeastern University

    Princeton University

    Rutgers University

    Saint Louis University

    The College of New Jersey

    University of Pennsylvania





     To register for a session, please click here:

    All sessions begin at 6:00 PM

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



    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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