Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences Reviews
Woodbridge Academy is a great school for those who want to learn about a possible career in biomedical science or allied health. It has experienced staff and provides many opportunities for success and exploration. It is very competitive, but provides substantial college readiness.
This school is really good if you want to be prepared for college and are interested in medicine. However, the school does not have an amazing environment as students often separate into cliques.
The Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences allowed me to receive exposure to a breadth of coursework relevant to healthcare professions. I cherish the practical applications and knowledge in clinical medicine that I have gained from the curriculum at this high school. I think that improvement is necessary in the environment and culture of the school because the competition amongst students can become toxic and detrimental.
I went to the Academy hoping to take rigorous academics within a close community. I was also intrigued by the science and allied health focus of the curriculum. The program's curriculum seems to be set up very nicely, but the way it is carried out in practice does not make the Academy the best option for the type of students accepted. I felt that several of the teachers at the Academy did not actively contribute to my learning of the subject matter, and this especially affected my performance in STEM subjects. I felt that a few teachers here did not teach properly or even perform the minimum required as a high school teacher. Teachers, at times, made discouraging remarks. I also felt that the administration did not effectively respond to student complaints. There were, however, a few good exceptions in teachers whom I appreciate. Most the Academy's clubs were held during school timings, and I think that this could limit extracurricular involvement.
The workload is heavy so it prepares you for college. I would like to see better teachers who can help the students achieve their goals more. I would also like late buses for those who do not have rides to stay after school
If you're looking for a challenge, this school delivers, although not in the way you expect. Teachers obviously choose favorites and the administration does not punish those who cheat their way to the top. Go to a district high school if you want a fair chance of getting into honor societies and a full high school experience. Would only recommend to students who are passionate about the medical field and are certain they want to pursue it in their futures.
The community at the Academy is great. Because the school is very small (less than 300 students total) everyone is familiar with each other. The teachers are also very kind and helpful. No teacher will ever deny helping a student, whether it be school work or something extra. The classes are very focused on the biomedical field, and I can honestly say I gained a very thorough exposure to the medical field. One downside to the academy is the sports available. Especially for boys. The school offer co-ed soccer, girls' basketball, and girls' softball. However, they are starting a boys tennis team, and as the school continues to grow, more sports will hopefully be available to the students. Overall, attending the academy was a great experience.
This school allowed me to explore the medical field like not other school would let me. It has been a place where memories can be made, new friends can be found, and where you get to learn more about yourself. This school opens your eyes to college life in the sense that it teaches you how to self study rather than to have everything spoon-fed to you which helps you learn how to live in college.
After attending this academy for the past four years, I've come to appreciate the college readiness that this school has integrated into my doctrine. Those long nights studying and completing endless assignments were gruesome, but it is with this school I have found my love for the sciences and medical field. The knowledge I have obtained from this school has given me some of the knowledge I need to pursue my path and future as a medical student, and for that I am grateful. I hope to leave this school with my head held high and confidence in high spirits as I leave to take on the real world ahead of me.
The Academy was a great experience. The heavy workload and tough subjects, as well as electives focused on the medical field, allows for students to gain more knowledge about the medical field as well as become prepared for their time in college.
Teachers are the best part of school :) most are super understanding, always willing to offer extra help, and overall just fun people to be around.
What I like about this school is that it is small, and all of the students share a common interest when it comes to achieving their goals. It prepares me for college and life skills.
This school is associated with Rutgers and students who complete and pass all of the offered classes can go to Rutgers with over 10 credits. For those interested in pursuing the medical field, this school is an excellent option because it shows you the medical field from a very broad standpoint. One of the downsides of the school however is that many of the students do not get home until 4 or 5 o'clock and this restricts the students ability to participate in extracurricular activities.
The librarian is so mean that if I could go back in time I wouldn't have gone to the school solely because of her. Why can't you just be nice? We are all humans. She treated the kids like garbage.
The school is kind of difficult, but the students are great. I love being in the small community. Everyone knows everyone else. The one bad thing about this school is that you're screwed over in terms of your gpa.
The school sucks, teachers are horrible at teaching. They're either too easy or too difficult, there is no in-between. I wish I'd gone to my regular high school instead of coming here, because I feel like my educational experience would've been better. As a student, you have to be very very very dedicated to medicine straight out as an 8th grader, because the entire curriculum is very science-based, so there is no room to change your mind later on. For me, the experience was not good, but at least this school taught me I am not interested in pursuing medicine later.
In terms of academics, this school is by far one of the best ive seen