Health Sciences Academy

HS Credits for 2 Year Program:
Year 1 ​- 2.5 Elective Credits and .5 Human Growth and Development (Social Studies) Credit
Year 2​ – 2.0 Elective Credits and 1.0 Anatomy & Physiology (Science) Credit
VT Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs)​: BTC is currently in the process of
aligning PBGRs for Grade 11-12 Programs.
Industry Recognized Certifications: ​American Red Cross Certifications in: Adult, Infant and
Child CPR, Automated External Defibrillator, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens
Dual Enrollment/College Credit: ​VTC: Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 credits), Anatomy and
Physiology II (4.0 credits), Human Growth and Development (3.0 credits), Nutrition (3.0 credits);
CCV: Human Biology (3.0 credits), Medical Terminology (3.0 credits)

This program immerses students in rigorous academics (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, human growth and development, microbiology and nutrition), practical applications (medical assessment techniques, such as vital signs, reflex testing, goniometry, electrocardiography, diagnostic lab testing ), and experiential learning (including dissections, job-shadowing, simulated job interviews). Students perform research and develop presentations to explore their specific areas of interest. Students are provided with guidance in the college application process and will also complete a workplace skills unit, geared to careers in health care, including job applications, resumes, cover letters, and interviews.

95+% of our students go on to rigorous college programs such as Cornell University, Brown University, Northeastern University, University of Vermont, and have successfully earned degrees as health care professionals in a variety of fields.

Prerequisites/Recommended Skills:
One year of high school biology is required for this program. Students are also recommended to have an 11th grade reading level, and a strong grasp of arithmetic.

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