Health and Medical Sciences Academy
Katina Dudley, DirectorAdam Southall, Counselor

Note from the Director
Welcome to the Health and Medical Sciences Academy.  We are about to launch our first year and there is great excitement and support from the Albemarle/Charlottesville Community.  Thank you to our community groups and individuals that serve on the Advisory Board and who continue to provide insight and expertise.  For the past sixteen years I have taught Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Medicine, Ecology, and Student Leadership in Albemarle County Schools, and I am thrilled to now be partnering with community businesses in order to provide students with the appropriate knowledge and skills required to be successful in their careers.
I am excited about this opportunity to serve as the Director of the HMSA and appreciate all of the energy and support.  We have an enthusiastic group of 25 students ready for the challenge.  2012-13 is going to be a great year!  I am eager to get started.

Mission Statement

The Monticello High School Health and Medical Sciences Academy’s mission is to empower students to utilize 21st century skills while exploring health science career opportunities. The program will provide students a foundation for post-secondary education or workforce readiness in certified health related professions. Students will explore core content with technology through integrated projects, case studies, and focused learning experiences.

Academy Pathways

Pathway 1:  EMT, Surgical Technologist, Certified Nurse Assistant (industry certification programs) 
Pathway 2:  Biotechnologist, Medical Sonographer, Radiologic Technologist, Medical Equipment (associate degrees)
Pathway 3:  Medical Doctor, D.D.S, RN, LPN, Bio-Engineer (bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees)
A student’s studies may culminate in career and technical centers, community college or a four – year program based on their choice of pathway and success in the Academy. 

Academy News and Information

Academy Informational Meeting Presentation

Health Integration for HMSA Students

2012-13 is the inaugural year for the Academy.  Applications for this academic year will be for rising 9th grade students.  By 2015, the Academy will expand to provide opportunities for all grade levels.
During a student’s 11th and 12th grade year, students will be provided with additional opportunities to support their academic aspirations in Health Science Careers which may include but are not limited to the following: 

• Case Studies,
• Internships,
• Clinical Rotations,
• Field Trips,
• Guest Speakers,
• Medical Terminology,
• Site Visits/Tours,
• College Visits

Health and Medical Sciences Academy
Monticello High School
1400 Independence Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902