The Academy for BioMedical Sciences
The Academy for BioMedical Sciences paves the way for a wide range of careers. The depth and scope of courses reveals an array of future relevance in microbiology, pharmacy, chemistry, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, neurobiology, medical or dental school, forensic science, or science research in areas such as immunology and cancer. The biomedical pathway is challenging and requires a deep understanding of how to apply science technology, engineering, and math to solve complex problems. The rigorous and relevant Biomedical Science sequence allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities such as investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future. Each course in the biomedical science sequence builds on the skills and knowledge students gain in the preceding courses. The Biomedical Science Academy pathway requires students to pursue rigorous Advanced Placement courses in addition to their Core Requirements.