2016 – 2017 School Year
Learning at Bio-Med Science Academy revolves around a year-long calendar divided into terms. Additionally, there is one three-week accelerated term that takes place in January.
View our 2016-2017 academic calendar.
View the Upper Academy 2017 -2018 academic calendar
The following list represents specific aspects of the school year calendar. Click on each to learn more and get a definition.
The APEX assessment is the single most important (and most challenging) presentation a student will make each year. It occurs at the end of the school year and demonstrates how well each student has mastered the material they have been immersed in for the entire year. The audience for each year’s APEX presentation will increase every year. For example, seniors will present their APEX to Academy faculty and professionals from STEM+M industries.
Each term includes specific dates set aside as “enrichment days.” On these single days, students will experience guest presentations at the Academy, or they may go as a group to see a presentation at an off-site location. All presentations will relate to the curriculum they are studying that trimester.
For three weeks in January the Academy students participate in special classes where they can explore elective course work. While there are no regular-curriculum electives, the accelerated term gives our students the opportunity to participate in a wider range of learning that may be far away from the core material presented during the rest of the year. Upperclass students may use this term to arrange an internship or independent research project. The flexibility of the accelerated term makes the possibilities for dynamic learning endless for all students.