Academy of Health Careers

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Academy of Health Careers

Open House Information

In 2016, Raritan began its partnership with the Rutgers University School of Health Professions and implemented its college courses into our very own Academy of Health Careers. The goal of this Academy is to provide students who have an early interest in the healthcare field with an opportunity to take college level courses and potentially earn Rutgers University credit, upon passing an end of course examination. What began as just two courses has expanded into a program of five, taught by Ms. Landers and Mrs. Blanchard and overseen by Mr. Miller. Students can begin these courses in their sophomore year. These courses provide college-level content and are extremely beneficial for students looking forward to a potential career in healthcare, providing them with critical baseline comprehension of courses many healthcare professionals will see in their formal training. We have established relationships with a variety of local healthcare facilities, where many of our students complete volunteer internships as a part of the program. We have been thrilled with the level of interest and motivation coming from the students who have entered the program. It has been a truly rewarding opportunity to guide students in a field that genuinely interests them and provide them with college level course work and experiences that will benefit them in their futures beyond Raritan. We have been so proud with the success our students have reached on their end of course exams and our alumni continue to impress us with their own individual accomplishments!

Raritan High School Academy of Health Careers Scholar Project

Goal: To recognize students who are enrolled in the Rutgers School of Health Profession courses. Students who achieve this will be recognized as Distinguished Scholars. This will be reflected on the students’ transcripts and celebrated at graduation with regalia and recognition.

Criteria for Distinguished Scholars: Students have to successfully complete at three Rutgers School of Health Profession courses (including Dynamics of Healthcare), with a 73 average or higher and complete 30 hours of clinical volunteer experience at a healthcare facility of their choosing.

Recognition: Students who satisfy these requirements will be noted in the Graduation Ceremony Program and receive a red sash to be worn on their graduation gown.

Questions about the Academy of Health Careers?

Mike Miller (RHS Science Department Supervisor):

Taryn Landers (Dynamics of Healthcare, Medical Terminology, Scientific Principles of Nutrition):

Agata Blanchard (Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II):