of Health & Sciences
Our mission for the Academy of Health and Sciences is to have students develop an understanding of the theory, concepts, technical knowledge and analytical abilities that will enable them to deliver healthcare services. We also encourage the student to seek further education and knowledge in the healthcare field.
At New Britain High School we offer two pathways in the healthcare field. Pathway one is focused on students pursuing four or more years of higher education.Working with the same equipment and tools used by lab professionals, PLTW Biomedical Science students are empowered to explore and find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges. Through scaffolded activities that connect learning to life, students step into the roles of biomedical science professionals and investigate topics including human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students work together in teams to find unique solutions, and in the process, learn in-demand, transferable skills like critical thinking and communication.
Pathway two is focused on students pursuing up to four years of higher education or a certificate program. HealthCare Sciences curricula provides a rigorous and comprehensive program of study designed to prepare learners with the content knowledge and transferable competencies necessary for success in college and healthcare careers. Students have the opportunity to obtain college credit and/or certifications through partnerships with local colleges, universities and healthcare facilities.