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Bioscience Academy

The Bioscience Academy was established in 2003 with a Specialized School Program grant from the State of California. These funds allowed the development of a three year program that provides students, who are interested in preparing for a career in medicine or biotechnology, access to advanced coursework, lab skills, leadership experience, and career exposure.

Entrance to the Academy is competitive and is based on academic performance, teacher recommendations and four student admission essays during the spring of freshman year. Students who are accepted to the program typically are strong in the math and sciences and clearly indicate an interest in a future in the sciences. 


  • 10th Grade: Bioscience Survey and Chemistry (CP or Honors)
  • 11th Grade: Medical Technology H and Physiology Honors
  • 12th Grade: Biotechnology H and Physics (AP or CP)

For more information, please visit: FTHS Bioscience Academy website 

Bioscience Director: Mika Anderson at

"Never in my life had I considered the possibility that I could become a doctor. Nearly 10 years later, I am a third-year medical student with plans on entering the field of Emergency Medicine."
Bryan Fregoso - University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine

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