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For the 2012-13 school year, the Academy is primarily staffed by three Monticello High School instructors. The director is Katina Dudley, a biology and anatomy teacher at the high school. Jeremy Dove, another biology teacher, and John Mitchem, a physical education and sports medicine instructor, are also involved. Acting as the primary instructor and teaching nearly every day, Dove covers the biology curriculum during his instruction time. Dudley teaches the First Aid and CPR section of the curriculum, and Mitchem covers the Health 9 material. Guest lecturers are brought in occasionally to provide the insight of those employed in the field.
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For the 2012-13 school year, the Academy is primarily staffed by three Monticello High School instructors. The director is Katina Dudley, a biology and anatomy teacher at the high school. Jeremy Dove, another biology teacher, and John Mitchem, a physical education, sports medicine, and health instructor, are also involved. Acting as the primary instructor and teaching nearly every day, Dove covers the biology curriculum during his instruction time. Dudley teaches the First Aid and CPR section of the curriculum, and Mitchem covers the Health 9 material. Guest lecturers are brought in occasionally to provide the insight of those employed in the field.
  
 
==Structure==
 
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Students enrolled in the Academy are receiving 2.5 credits on their transcripts. However, in order to earn these credits, they must be in the classroom for two blocks versus the usual one per course. The students also receive the extra .5 credit for Health 9 since they are learning the material through the Academy. After spending the majority of the first two years in the program inside the classroom, the students will receive the opportunity to further pursue their specific interests within the field through a local internship or a research project.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 13:51, 21 January 2013

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The Monticello High School Health and Medical Science Academy is a program designed to provide opportunities to students interested in the health or medical science fields to get a first hand look at what the fields entail.

History

After teachers, administrators, and school board members toured the University of Virginia's Medical School facilities, they became interested in putting together a program for Albemarle County students to start their explorations before reaching college. After months of planning, the Academy began accepting applications around January 2012 for the 2012-13 school year. With an opening class of 23 students, the Academy was up and running in August of 2012.

Staff

For the 2012-13 school year, the Academy is primarily staffed by three Monticello High School instructors. The director is Katina Dudley, a biology and anatomy teacher at the high school. Jeremy Dove, another biology teacher, and John Mitchem, a physical education, sports medicine, and health instructor, are also involved. Acting as the primary instructor and teaching nearly every day, Dove covers the biology curriculum during his instruction time. Dudley teaches the First Aid and CPR section of the curriculum, and Mitchem covers the Health 9 material. Guest lecturers are brought in occasionally to provide the insight of those employed in the field.

Structure

Students enrolled in the Academy are receiving 2.5 credits on their transcripts. However, in order to earn these credits, they must be in the classroom for two blocks versus the usual one per course. The students also receive the extra .5 credit for Health 9 since they are learning the material through the Academy. After spending the majority of the first two years in the program inside the classroom, the students will receive the opportunity to further pursue their specific interests within the field through a local internship or a research project.

References

Personal Interview with Katina Dudley. 8 Jan 2013.

Web. Area high school responds to workforce needs with medical-biotech academy, Megan Davis, The Daily Progress, Jan 22, 2012, retrieved January 07, 2013.

Web. Area helping its students and sciences, The Daily Progress, March 02, 2012, retrieved Jan 07, 2013.

Web. Career-track academies distinguishing Albemarle school, Megan Davis, The Daily Progress, April 01, 2012, retrieved Jan 07, 2013.

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