Medical and BioScience Academy

Applications for Fall 2020 Enrollment will open November 13! 

Thank you for your interest in the Medical & BioScience Academy at Longmont High School! Applications from current 8th graders for Fall 2020 enrollment in the MBSA program will begin November 13, 2019. To apply, please fill out the online application and submit the most recent copy of your report cards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade (which should include grades and attendance record). Report cards may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Longmont High School main office or sent electronically to Elizabeth Burnison ( Complete applications (including report cards) received by December 16, 2019 will receive priority consideration. After December 16, applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis until all available spaces are filled. 

Students who live outside Longmont High School's designated attendance area must also complete an open enrollment application. Open enrollment begins December 2 and closes December 16, and is now available online

A selection committee will review your completed application. When an admissions decision has been reached, you will recieve an acceptance or denial email/letter. Applicants who submit the required documents by the December deadline will be sent notifications on or after January 7. 

For a full summary application guidelines and timeline please see our detailed application instructions, or to learn more about the Medical and BioScience Academy (MBSA), download our program brochure. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Burnison, MBSA Program Coordinator by email:

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.