Meet our MBSA Coordinators
The Medical & BioScience Academy is proud to provide many extracurricular opportunities for our students. Below, you can learn more and register for upcoming MEDTalks, field trips, and skills labs.
Join the MBSA Program
Thank you for your interest in the Medical & BioScience Academy at Longmont High School! Applications for the 2021-2022 school year have closed. To learn more about the MBSA Program, please download a copy of our brochure, explore our webpage, or contact one of the MBSA coordinators. Applications for Fall 2022 will open December 1st, 2022.
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 Assistant (PA)
- Physical Therapist (PT)
- Molecular Biologist
- Genetics Counselor
- Forensic Scientist
- Environmental Health Scientist
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+