• Medical Science Academy – Class of 2024 and Beyond

    Purpose/Overview

    The Medical Science Academy exists to provide students opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to a specific career pathway in the healthcare field. The Academy is comprehensive in nature and covers the multiple disciplines in the general field of health science. Students are exposed to robust academy and academic coursework ensuring college readiness in the field of health science.

     

    Program Requirements

    As a student in the Medical Science Academy, you must complete a minimum of 6.0 credits of health science electives courses and must be enrolled in a PreAP/AP/Dual Credit science course all four years and highly encouraged to take advanced level math all four years.

    Required Medical Academy courses:

    Year 1 – Principles of Health Science

    Year 2 – Medical Terminology  

    Year 3 – Anatomy and Physiology & Medical Microbiology

    Year 4 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

     

    Academy Expectations

    • Academy students must be enrolled in the appropriate sequence of academy and academic courses as outlined in the program guidelines at all times. 
    • Academy students must maintain a 75 or higher in all academy specific courses.
    • Academy students must maintain a 70 or higher in all other courses.
    • Academy students must complete 12.5 hours of community service each semester for a total of 25 hours per school year as approved by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Academy students must participate in at least one enrichment activity per grading period as outlined by the Academy Coordinatot 

    Student Benefits

    • Enrichment opportunities through local universities and corporate connections.
    • Opportunity to earn a CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) certification in the student senior year.
    • Experience and exposure through state and national academic competitions.
    • Potential for acceptance into the nation’s top universities with assistance from guidance counselors and the academy advisor.
    • Potential to graduate with at least one semester of transferable college credit through AP exams.

    Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.

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