Academy of Biological and Medical Sciences
Hosted at the Salem County Career and Technical High School
The purpose of the Academy of Biological and Medical Sciences is to educate motivated students in a specialized, student-focused environment, and to prepare students for a career in the biological and medical sciences through further education. The program prepares students through two distinct pathways: a medical sciences path and a biological sciences path.
The academy offers educational challenges based upon a rigorous core curriculum which combines both high school and collegiate coursework in mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, history, and literature. Independent thinking in a collaborative learning environment is encouraged in all academy classes. Coursework provides students with a full range of medical and biological sciences career experiences.
Within the structure of the program, students will explore multiple career pathways in the medical and biological sciences to help them decide on their future career. Through partnerships with Salem Community College, students will participate in four years of college preparatory education in which up to 34 collegiate credits may be earned while still in high school. Some students may pursue coursework on their own time and complete an associate degree while still in high school.
Students will take required core courses and also have the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths through a series of biological and medical electives. A variety of extracurricular clubs and activities exist for students to take advantage of at the Career and Technical High School. Opportunities also exist for students to participate in clubs, activities, and sports programs at their resident high school district.