Toledo Public Schools announces new medical academy
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Officials with Toledo Public Schools announced a new medical academy on Thursday.
The school district is partnering with ProMedica to create the Toledo Pre-Medical and Health Science Academy. Students will be given the opportunity to focus on all health science fields, including biomedical science, pre-medicine, and pre-nursing.
There is no boundary line so students from all over the region can attend.
Graduates of the new magnet school will have the chance to start entry-level careers in the medical field out of high school or choose to go to college. Students can leave having obtained an associates degree. If choosing to go on to a four year college program, students can start their college experience with part of a pre-medicine degree completed.
Dr. Romulus Durant, TPS Superintendent, said students can start their student year with an STNA certification. He said the school offers academic and financial advantages and some students may be able to cut their college debt in half by attending the medical academy.
The program will start with a freshman class in fall of 2022 and phase in older grades in the coming years. The first graduates will be the class of 2026.
The new site for the academy is in the 3300 block of Upton Avenue.
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