Release Date: 11/6/2017
Contact: BCPS Office of Communications, 443.809.5908
Northwest Hospital Public Relations, 410.215.3633

BCPS and Northwest Hospital to celebrate health sciences with day of events

Nov. 13 banner unveiling and pinning ceremony to recognize students from
Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and
Randallstown High School Academy of Health Professions

What: Baltimore County Public Schools and Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health center, will celebrate preparing students for careers in the health sciences with two events. Randallstown High School will unveil a large outdoor banner to recognize its partnership with Northwest Hospital for the Academy of Health Professions. Following the unveiling, students will showcase their portfolios in the newly renovated auditorium of the school.

Later that day, a student and family assembly at the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences will celebrate the school’s partnership with Northwest Hospital, including a “pinning” ceremony for the school’s Grade 6 students in the health sciences magnet program. Grade 9 students from the Randallstown High School Academy of Health Professions will also attend the ceremony and receive pins in recognition of their program’s expanded curriculum and collaboration with Northwest Hospital.

Who: Randallstown High School—banner unveiling
Brian White, executive vice president, LifeBridge Health
Aubrey Brown, principal, Randallstown High School
Jay Jalisi, Maryland State Delegate
Julian E. Jones Jr., Baltimore County Council
Delores G. Kelley, Maryland State Senator

Northwest Academy of Health Sciences—pinning ceremony
Kregg Cuellar, BCPS community superintendent
Brian White, executive vice president, LifeBridge Health
Aubrey Brown, principal, Randallstown High School
Katina Webster, principal, Northwest Academy of Health Sciences

When & Monday, Nov. 13
Where: Randallstown High School
4000 Offutt Rd., 21133
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Northwest Academy of Health Sciences
4627 Old Court Rd., 21208
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Background: Developed in partnership with Northwest Hospital, the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences launched in fall 2016 as the first BCPS magnet school offering rigorous preparation for in-demand health and biomedical technology careers. For students who successfully complete the middle school program, placement at the Randallstown High School Academy for Health Professions is guaranteed.

Northwest Hospital is working with the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School to enrich the academic programs. As part of the partnership, students from both schools study and intern at Northwest Hospital on a regular basis.

Doctors and other hospital personnel visit the schools to present talks about health care careers and to support school events. Hospital representatives also help to recruit students into the programs.

"Shadow Days" and "Lunch and Learn" events began in spring 2017, along with medical talks in the evenings to which students may bring their parents.

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