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 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.

     Curriculum

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


    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 and Statistics 1,

    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

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    MANDATORY PARENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

     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 - November 14th

    Thursday - December 12th

    Thursday - January 9th, 2020

    Tuesday - February 4th, 2020


    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    February 13, 2020

     

     ADMISSIONS TESTING

    Saturday - March 7th, 2020

    Registration for admissions testing will be open after February 13th, 2020

     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

     

    INTERVIEW DATE

     Saturday – April 18th, 2020

     Click here to Register for Interviews

     

     

     

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