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Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC

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About Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC

After years of research, planning, and consultations, representatives of Prince George's County Public Schools and Prince George's Community College opened Maryland's first Middle College High School in Largo, MD. Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College focuses on preparing students to enter a college program in the Health Sciences field. The students at the Academy of Health Sciences will receive by the end of their fourth year, a high school diploma and an Associate Degree in General Studies, in the Health Sciences. 

In July 2011, the first class of students, 100 incoming ninth-graders, arrived for a three week summer bridge program. Today, students are thriving and completing a rigorous curriculum to address Prince George's County need to build a qualified healthcare workforce. A class was added each year until the academy reached full enrollment, roughly 400 students in grades 9-12.

All Prince George’s County students are eligible to apply. For more information on the application process, contact your child's professional school counselor.

Vision Statement

The Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George’s Community College (AHS@PGCC) has a noble intent: to improve our community by decreasing the high school dropout rate and increasing the number of students who will earn an Associate degree, regardless of their socio-economic status. To do so, AHS@PGCC will create a culture that provides learning opportunities for all admitted students, at least fifty-percent of whom are First-Generation College students and/or eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George’s Community College (AHS@PGCC), a partnership between Prince George’s County Public Schools and Prince George’s Community College, is to offer Prince George’s County students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate degree simultaneously through a challenging dual enrollment curriculum. As a school district and community college premier center for innovation in teaching and learning, AHS@PGCC will position students to pursue postsecondary education and a meaningful career path.

 

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