Deep Creek High School is proud to host Chesapeake Public School’s Science and Medicine Academy, which began in Fall 2011. The first class of Freshmen consisted of 60 students. Students accepted into the academy are exposed to new and innovative scientific and medical information on a daily basis. Since September, the students have had a panel of guest speakers such as a pediatric neurologist, a chemist, a sports trainer, a physical therapist and a science researcher come in to talk about their professions. They have also taken field trips to NASA Air and Space Center and to the Virtual Heath and Medical Simulation Lab. Although the students come from areas throughout the city, all of them have embraced being a part of the Deep Creek Hornet family.
The goal of the Science and Medicine Academy is to enhance students’ attitudes, skills, and introduce awareness of the vast opportunities available in the fields of science and medical careers. The Academy will provide a small student-centered learning atmosphere which will lead to student success. The focus of the Academy is to provide each student with rigorous academic coursework to compete in post secondary institutions. We are very excited about the Academy’s future and what it has to hold for the students who are involved!