Antelope Valley School District

Biomedical Science Academy

 

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STUDENTS IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY WORK WITH EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS SIMILAR TO THOSE USED BY LAB PROFESSIONALS TO EXPLORE AND FIND SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF TODAY’S MOST PRESSING MEDICAL CHALLENGES.

By participating in activities, labs, and projects that connect learning to life, students will investigate topics including human medicine, anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Throughout the academy students collaborate, think critically, and utilize academic content to solve real-world problems.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Academy students gain access to several annual field trips including college and university tours, college and career shows, and workplace tours
  • Academy students who join HOSA - Future Health Professionals have the opportunity to attend several conferences and gain valuable leadership and industry-specific skills by competing in various competitive events

COURSE SEQUENCE OR ACADEMY PATHWAY

Our Biomedical Science courses follow the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science curriculum, which includes Principles of Biomedical Science (9th grade), Human Body Systems (10th grade), Medical Interventions (11th grade), and Biomedical Innovations (12th grade).

In addition, our academy students are grouped into other academic classes such as English or History to promote cross curricular integration of academic concepts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Will the Biomedical Science classes help me get into college?

A. Yes, the 9-11th grade classes count as Honors UC “D” Life and Lab Science while the 12th grade class counts as an Honors UC “G” College Prep Elective.

TESTIMONIALS

“Biomed is by far the most exciting and interesting class I've had all four years of high school. It's really great to be able to learn about things that are actual real world problems and learn things you can use outside of the classroom. We are able to be creative and innovative and not stuck doing boring classwork everyday.” - Julia Sendelbach, 4th year member

“You should join the Biomedical Science Academy because it is significantly more interactive and hands on than many of the other science programs. Unlike classes that are strictly textbook, we get to utilize the skills we learn about in different dissections and labs. In addition to this, the teachers in the program truly care for your well being as a student and person, which makes the learning environment much more welcoming. You also grow with your peers in the program, making a good network and support system for the rest of your high school career by encouraging each other to do your best.” - Kimberly Curd, 4th year member

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