BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY AT DVRHS
The Biomedical Science Academy at DVRHS has been approved as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study, CIP Code 260102, by the NJ Department of Education, Offfice of Career Readiness.
The Biomedical Science Academy at DVRHS provides students with exposure to concepts in human medicine, anatomy & physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person in order to learn the science content within the context of a real-world problem. The Biomedical Science Academy is a rigorous, focused four-year program for students with career interests in the biomedical field. The program utilizes Project Lead the Way curriculum.
In order to successfully graduate from the Biomedical Science Academy, students must complete at least 20 credits of Biology which includes five credits of Principles of Biomedical Science.
Students taking Principles of Biomedical Science in their freshman year will not be required to take an additional freshman Biology class (Honors Biology or CP Biology) because it is assumed that they will meet the state requirement by taking AP Biology as an upperclassman. All students must pass either CP Biology, Honors Biology, or AP Biology in order to graduate.
AP Biology will continue to be a 10-credit (double block) class through the 2019-2020 school year. Beginning in 2020-2021, AP Biology will be a 5-credit class with a prerequisite of Human Body Systems.
9th Grade - Principles of Biomedical Sciences/Honors Biology (Optional)
10th grade - Human Body Systems*/Chemistry Honors
11th Grade - Medical Interventions/AP Physics I or Physics Honors
12th Grade - Biomedical Innovations/AP Biology and AP Chemistry and/or AP Physics II
Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
-Human Body Systems with Ms. Zolton (Human Structure & Function I, BIOL 1105. 4 credits)
-AP Physics I