Medical and BioScience Academy

 

Applications closed for Fall 2017

We have completed accepting applicants for the Fall 2017 semester. Any students that are still interested in our program are invited to join us the first Tuesday of every month for a tour of Longmont High School. Please contact the front desk for detailed tour information. Applications for Fall 2018 will become available by December 1st, 2017. To learn more about the Medical and BioScience Academy (MBSA), download our program brochure. Questions? Please contact Erica Hadden, MBSA Program Coordinator by email: hadden_erica@svvsd.org.


About the MBSA Program

The Medical and BioScience Academy (MBSA) of Longmont High School is designed for students interested in careers or post-secondary education rooted in the health sciences.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, industries surrounding the health sciences (including biotechnology, medical studies, and other related fields) are expected to experience a tremendous amount of growth over the next 10 to 20 years. MBSA students are primed to take advantage of this opportunity.

The MBSA provides rigorous college-preparatory curricula and instruction that prepares students for highly competitive admissions, and post-secondary education programs in medicine, research, and allied health sciences.

MBSA students are required to enroll in Honors-level or Advanced Placement (AP) math and science classes, ensuring a strong knowledge base. Students concurrently experience courses such as Introduction to Health Care Foundations, Nutrition & Wellness, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science and Philosophy 2 (Bioethics).

Along with rigorous coursework, MBSA seniors apply for and complete a one-semester capstone project through an internship at a health science or bioscience organization.

MBSA students will:

  • Experience rigorous coursework                                            
  • Interact with health science professionals                               
  • Develop real-life skills through internships
  • Prepare for entrance to a competitive four-year college program
  • Apply modern technology to real-life problems

Health Science Careers:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Veterinarian
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Dentist
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist

BioScience Careers:

  • Bioengineer
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Microbiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Environmental Health Scientist
  • Neuroscientist

 

MBSA Pathway Courses

  • Introduction to Health Care Foundations
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Forensic Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Philosophy 2 (Bioethics)
  • MBSA Internship

 

MBSA Senior Internship and Capstone Project

Seniors will apply for an internship and complete a one-semester capstone, research or senior design project with a health science or bioscience organization. During internships, students interact with health science professionals, apply modern technology for medical applications, and develop skills needed in the medical and bioscience workplace.

 

Guaranteed College Admissions

Students who successfully complete the rigorous coursework of the MBSA program are guaranteed admission to the following universities, if they meet the minimum grade point average and ACT composite scores.

  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins: 3.25 minimum GPA, ACT composite 22+ and/or SAT combined score 1030+
  • University of Colorado Denver: 3.20 minimum GPA, ACT composite 21+

 


Photo (below): Students in grades 9-12 participate in the MBSA program at Longmont High School and enroll in Honors and AP-level courses, in addition to health science courses.

Photo (below): Three senior MBSA students completed their internships at Longmont United Hospital during spring 2016 in a variety of fields, such as radiology, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the emergency department.

Photos (below): MBSA students presented their senior capstone projects through informative poster sessions at Longmont High School and at Longmont United Hospital.

Photo (below): Congratulations to the MBSA class of 2016!

Video (below): Check out the MBSA program highlights during the 2015-2016 school year!

Download a brochure on the Medical & BioScience Academy program at Longmont High School. Contact Chris Chou (MBSA Program Coordinator) for more information.