BioMed

The Academy was founded in the fall of 1998 and has a current enrollment of over 200 students, freshmen through seniors, who have made a commitment to a challenging curriculum in the areas of allied health, professional, and biotechnology professions. Our goal as educators is to provide them with valuable experiences, appropriate curriculum, and real-world applications that will help them become successful members of society.

Your student will receive an outstanding education at any of our four high schools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Your student may be eligible and interested in applying to one of our specific academies or high school programs in our district. Students apply to these programs during their 8th-grade year and are selected according to the criteria of grades, attendance records, state assessments, essays and teacher recommendations. Students in all programs have the opportunity to participate in field trips and to be involved in outreaches and internships in the community; and those who complete the EMT practicum and pass the certification exam will receive college credit at Brookhaven Community College.

We look forward to visiting CFB middle schools during our fall visit.

1600 S. Josey Ln.
Carrollton, TX 75006
972.968.5472
Follow us @RLT_BioMed

R. L. Turner Principal

Adam Grinage

Public Services Assistant Principal

Liz Binion

BioMed Director

Laura Engel

Overview of the Academy

The Academy began in the fall of 1998 and has a current enrollment of over 200 students, freshmen through seniors, who have made a commitment to a challenging curriculum that introduces the health care professions. Our goal as educators is to provide students with valuable experiences, appropriate curriculum, and real-world applications that will help them become successful members of society.

Real-World Experiences

Students are exposed to real-world settings through clinical experiences, speakers and field trips. In their junior and senior years, students may complete a one-year clinical practicum in the medical setting that complements their field of interest. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Academy is to instruct students in all aspects of health-related careers, while maintaining a comprehensive high school education.

The Academy is designed to prepare students for their place in an ever-changing world they will inherit – a world of health and human service.

Want to Learn More About the BioMed Academy?

Contact info for more information: Laura Engel engell@cfbisd.edu

Applications

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, color, sex, religion, disability or against any other legally-protected group.

Acceptance into the Academy of BioMedical Professions is based on information from the following areas:

  • Current report card
  • Permanent record
  • Attendance records
  • Student essays*

Students, please complete your application and return to your middle school counselor by December 9th.

*Student Essays
Essays may be handwritten or typed.

Question 1: Why are you interested in attending the Academy of BioMedical Professions?
Question 2: What do you feel you can contribute to the Academy?

Biomedical Academy (BioMed) 4-year Plan

9th Grade
Principles of Health Science

10th Grade
Health Science Theory

11th Grade

Options:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CNA (2 periods)
  • Phlebotomy/EKG

12th Grade
Options

  • CNA (2 periods)
  • EMT (2 periods)
  • Hospital Rotations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharm Tech (2 periods)
  • Phlebotomy/EKG

Health Science Theory and certification courses are taught by certified HST teachers who have at least 2 years experience in their licensed field.

Certifications

In BioMed Academy, we offer various certifications that will allow our students to be exposed to different elements of medicine, to lay foundation for future medical work and to enable our students to have a livable wage for their path after high school.

Certifications Available

CNA –  Certified Nursing Assistant
EMT –  Emergency Medical Technician
PharmTech –  Pharmacy Technician
PCT (Patient Care Technician)
Phlebotomy/EKG

A Hospital Rotations course is also offered to seniors who have earned or are working towards their PCT certification. This course does not lead to a certification, but will provide students hands-on experience in all the facets of a medical care facility.