The Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District. The school’s focus on Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences allows students to become knowledgeable on the careers available in these fields. The Academy was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Additionally, the Academy has been recognized by US News and World Report as a gold medal school in 2016 and 2014. In 2021, the US News and World Report ranked us as #4 in New Jersey and 61st nationally.
Students are accepted after completing a highly competitive application and admissions process. In 8th grade, students must submit their middle school grades, their application and take the Academy admission test. After completing an interview, the top 74 students are offered acceptance. Students take an all honors schedule throughout their four-years. This schedule includes four years of mathematics, three years of Spanish as well as AP Biology, AP Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, and AP United States History.
Additionally, all students take dual credit courses aligned with Rutgers School of Health Professions in addition to the three of the four Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program of study. In their senior year students complete a capstone program working with an outside mentor in their chosen field of study on a self-selected research topic. Also in the senior year, students may choose to take AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, a Rutgers Nutrition Course, or an independent online course with the local community college for elective credit.
The Academy offers several extra-curricular activities for students to become involved with. A few of the before/after school activities include HOSA, Interact, Red Cross Club, Class Council, Science League, and Yearbook. Our sports program included Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Basketball, Girls Softball, and Boys Tennis. Students participate in these activities before and after school even though busing is not provided for students for these various endeavors.