The Health Sciences Academy is a high school curriculum program designed to expose and prepare students who wish to pursue healthcare-related careers upon graduation.  The program is open to any student enrolled in one of the 6 traditional high schools or the Early College High Schools within Pitt County Schools.  Upon graduation, many of our students will continue their education at one of our partner institutions, East Carolina University, or Pitt Community College, and pursue a degree in the healthcare field.


    The video below has lots of valuable information about the Health Sciences Academy.

    HSA Promotional Video 


    HSA Virtual Orientation Videos may be viewed via the following link.

    (There are 4 videos that cover several items of importance, so please view all 4!)




    HSA Statement 6/5/2020

    We know 2020 has been such a hard time for our students and families around the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.  We are all feeling emotions that can be hard to process.  If you need someone to talk to or someone just to listen to you please reach out to our counselors:  Laura Mulkey - mulkeyl@pitt.k12.nc.us and Cameron Slappey -  slappec@pitt.12.nc.us.  We want you to know that we at the Health Sciences Academy are here for you and stand against discrimination, cultural biases, and racism.  We are looking at ways to integrate empathy and diversity training into our programming so we can do better moving forward.  We also stand with Pitt County Schools letter that was distributed June 3. (Click here to view the signed letter.) 


    A Message from our Program Coordinator: 

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Health Sciences Academy!  Our students are among the best and the brightest within Pitt County Schools.  They work hard to balance the demands of their coursework, volunteering, extra-curricular activities such as athletics, academic clubs or groups, drama and band, part-time jobs, and living their own personal lives.  We are continually amazed at what our students accomplish while in high school and beyond!  


    At the Health Sciences Academy, we believe in educating our students in a community endeavor.  We are so grateful for the dedication and commitment of our schools, teachers, community partners, students, and parents.  Our students' success is your success!


    The easiest way to describe the Health Sciences Academy is to tell about the experiences our students have during their time in the academy.  Over the course of 4 years, students will complete a minimum of 6 courses that will expose them to potential healthcare careers.  Those courses will also prepare our students who pursue college-level health science programs upon graduation.  Our students have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing, mentoring, internships, medical research opportunities, career exploration, and volunteering.  Through these experiences, we are able to accomplish our vision of ...meeting the healthcare needs of the community by preparing students for healthcare careers.

    Through the support of our partners, we are able to prepare students to enter the healthcare workforce and/or post-secondary healthcare education, which is our mission.  Our partner list includes Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, East Carolina University, Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, Pitt Community College, School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University and Vidant Health.  

    Thank you for visiting our website!  If you wish to learn more about our academy, please contact our office, we would love to hear from you!


    Reed Potts

    Health Sciences Academy Program Coordinator

    Office Phone: (252) 830-5042

    Cell Phone: (252) 702-9459

    Email: pottsr@pitt.k12.nc.us


    Tammy Hardin

    Health Sciences Academy Program Assistant

    Office Phone: 252-830-4257

    Fax : (252) 830-4270

    Email: hardint@pitt.k12.nc.us


    Latoira Rodgers

    Health Sciences Academy Counselor 

    Office Phone: 252-830-4275

    Fax: 252-830-4270

    Email: rodgerl@pitt.k12.nc.us 

Last Modified on October 1, 2021