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Curriculum Overview

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Unlock your passions and abilities

Bio-Med Science Academy’s curriculum follows best practices in Problem/Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Competency-Based Education.

Each of these models places the focus on not just teaching, but learning.

Our faculty guides students to work together, apply knowledge and seek innovative solutions to problems. Our students develop the 21stcentury skills and competencies needed to excel in the full range of professions — not just those in the sciences and math – and to demonstrate academic achievement, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, inventiveness, cooperation and readiness in order to forge their brightest futures.

Academy learning experiences prepare the next generation of our country’s work force. Our proactive atmosphere reflects the modern, collaborative work environment in which professionals from all disciplinary backgrounds complement each other in understanding problems and defining effective courses of action. Ultimately, this concentrated academic rigor prepares students to formulate innovative, essential questions and then develop novel solutions in various fields of study.

Prepare for higher education. Prepare for the world.

Preparing students for post-secondary education is core to Bio-Med Science Academy’s mission. The Academy’s curriculum and unique location provide opportunities for its high school students to work directly with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) faculty and students on cooperative projects that expose them to the upper reaches of higher education.

In addition to NEOMED, the Academy partners with Hiram College, Kent State University and Stark State University. Our ongoing work with nearby universities helps to strengthen college readiness. It also makes college a real possibility for students who may not have considered higher education prior to attending the Academy.

Ultimately, BMSA students are expected to understand the community context for projects and problems. They incorporate community-related issues into proposed research projects and protocols, as well as their solutions to problems. As a part of this understanding, our students are required to perform a certain number of hours of service in the community.