Monticello High School Health and Medical Science Academy

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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.


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.


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.



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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