WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

High School Awarded Health Services Grant

January 15, 2013

A Monticello High School medical program is getting a big boost and a name change.

The Virginia Department of Education has designated the high school's health and medical science academy as a "Regional Governor's Health Services Academy."

Now the division will receive a $10,000 grant to help with the program. The academy will be open to all Albemarle County students interested in exploring health sciences career opportunities.

"It will really help me focus my view on what I'd like to be and during college I'll be able understand what I'm talking about a little bit more than some of the other students," said Charlie Wolfe, a 9th grade student. "I'll feel a little more comfortable in the other classes."

An industry study by Albemarle County this past year identified the health and medical device industries as being a top economic development priority based upon the potential for higher-paying employment growth.

“As our population ages and with the expansion of access to medical care, health and medical care professions not only will be a source of employment, but also for high quality medical care delivery,” said Katina Dudley, who is the academy’s director.

Applications to attend the academy in the 2013-14 school year are being accepted through Friday, January 18. More information can be found Here

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186955741