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    Rewards

    • Potential Scholarships
    • Integrated science and health science courses
    • Academy shirts
    • Possible paid internships & apprenticeships
    • Participation in PCC college-level health sciences courses (Concurrent Enrollment)
    • Tours, shadowing, career fair experiences
    • Summer Programs
    • Health careers leadership skills development
    • Community/volunteer programs
    • Annual recognition and awards for achievement in academics, community service, and clinical experiences (grades 9-12)
    • Academy graduation credential certificates and diploma seals and honors cords
    • Letter of recommendation from the Academy Coordinator and/or counselor
    • Possible consideration for placement in post-secondary educational programs
    • Incentive at PCC for Academy completers when applying for health sciences majors
     
    8th Grade Commitment

    1.    Apply into the Academy during the fall semester of 8th grade.

    2.    Register to take either Health Team Relations or Biomedical Technology as a 9th grader.

    3.    Maintain good grades and discipline for the remainder of the school year.

    4.    Optional: Student may begin the 25 hours of document volunteer service that must be completed during the 9th grade year during the summer after their 8th grade year.

     
    9th Grade Commitment

    1.    Take required Health Sciences Academy courses for your chosen Course of Study.

    2.    Complete 25 hours of documented volunteer service during the 9th grade year.

    3.    Maintain good discipline and represent the Academy well. This includes not committing any category II, III, or IV disciplinary infractions, as well as repeated category I disciplinary infractions (see the Pitt County Schools’ Code of Student Conduct).

     
    10th Grade Commitment

    1.    Take required Health Sciences Academy courses for your chosen Course of Study.

    2.    Complete 25 additional hours of documented volunteer service (50 hours cumulative) during the 10th grade year.

    3.    Maintain good discipline and represent the Academy well. This includes not committing any category II, III, or IV disciplinary infractions, as well as repeated category I disciplinary infractions (see the Pitt County Schools’ Code of Student Conduct).

    4.    Earn the following grade point average (GPA) by the end of the 10th grade and maintain it throughout high school:

    o    If following the College/University Prep or College Tech Prep Courses of Study, must have a 3.0 weighted GPA or higher

     

    11th Grade Commitment

    1.    Take required Health Sciences Academy courses for your chosen Course of Study

    2.    Complete 25 additional hours of documented volunteer service (75 hours cumulative) during the 11th grade year.

    3.    Maintain good discipline and represent the Academy well. This includes not committing any category II, III, or IV disciplinary infractions, as well as repeated category I disciplinary infractions (see the Pitt County Schools' Code of Conduct).

    4.    Maintain the required grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 weighted GPA.
     
    12th Grade Commitment

    1.    Take required Health Sciences Academy courses for your chosen Course of Study

    2.    Complete 25 additional hours of documented volunteer service (100 hours cumulative) during the 12th grade year.

    3.    Maintain good discipline and represent the Academy well. This includes not committing any category II, III, or IV disciplinary infractions, as well as repeated category I disciplinary infractions (see the Pitt County Schools' Code of Conduct).

    4.    Maintain the required grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 weighted GPA.

     

    By the end of 12th grade, Health Sciences Academy students must have completed their chosen Course of Study.  Additionally, they must have taken and passed the 6 of the 30 courses that are provided for the students.  These courses are listed under the Health Sciences Academy Curriculum page.
     

    *Students not abiding by these expectations will be removed from the Health Sciences Academy.

Last Modified on March 7, 2014