The science department includes all science classes. For the year 2008-2009 that includes all Regents science couses (Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics), environmental science, forensics, and Advanced Placement Psychology. All students in Regents science courses will take the corresponding Regents exam in June. In January students can re-take any Regents exams for which they would like to try to earn a higher grade. We encourage all students to aim for Advanced Regents diplomas. All students in AP Psychology are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam in May.
Medical House is one of the four academic houses in A. Philip Randolph Campus High School. It is a selective house, meaning that all ninth grade students in this house chose this house on their eighth grade high school applications and were placed in this house by High School Admissions. Medical House has a focus on the medical professions. Students read books such as "The Pact," which follows three young men who decided to be doctors through their lives and the obstacles they encountered en-route to realizing their dream. Students also work on interdisciplinary projects.
The Gateway Program is a very selective program which is part of Medical House. It is sponsored by the Gateway Program at City College. Students apply to this program after being accepted into Medical House but before the end of their eighth grade year. In this program students visit hospitals, and colleges, attend science workshops, and participate in summer programs related to the medical professions. Students are expected to maintain a minimum of an 85% average and are required to attend tutoring when grades fall below this minimum.
High Performance Learning (HPL)
High Performance Learning is a program for any student in A. Philip Randolph Campus High School who is interested in participating in an intensive science research program. This program is sponsored by HPL at City College and meets on Saturdays and after school. The students attend workshops at City College and at Medgar Evers University.