Todd Allen Phillips Center for Medical Sciences

Mills E. Godwin High School

  • A challenging curriculum preparing students to be analytical thinkers and diagnostic scientific researchers
  • An accelerated course of studies in science and mathematics supplemented with exposure to topics relevant to the Life and Health Sciences
  • Topical application of developed scientific inquiry and data analysis skills to advancements and ethical considerations in the Medical Sciences
  • Mentored scientific research experiences in individual and collaborative settings
  • Interaction with medical and scientific specialists through guest lectures and competitions

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I:


  • Medical Biology Honors
  • Research Analytics: Algebra 2 Honors
  • Scientific Research Honors
  • English 9
  • World History I or II
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E. 9

Grade 10

Center Module II:


  • Medical Chemistry Honors
  • Research Analytics: Pre-Calculus Honors
  • ^AP StatisticsĀ 
  • AP Science Elective
  • English 10
  • World History II or Elective World Language
  • Health and P.E. 10

Grade 11

Center Module III:


  • AP Physics I
  • AP Calculus AB
  • *Center Elective Honors
  • English 11
  • Virginia and US History
  • World Language
  • Electives

Grade 12

Center Module IV:


  • AP Physics I, II
  • AP Calculus BC
  • *Center Elective Honors
  • English 12
  • Virginia and US Government
  • World Language
  • Electives
NOTES
  1. Students should refer to Diploma Requirements to determine specific graduation requirements.
  2. Students must meet Specialty Center admission/enrollment criteria through successful completion of Algebra I as a full- year course. Geometry may be taken as an Honors course during ninth grade or online during the summer preceding ninth or tenth grade.
  3. All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
  4. Students are required to take an AP science elective during tenth grade.

^ Year of enrollment in AP Statistics and the required AP Science elective will be recommended by Specialty Center mathematics and science instructor(s) in accordance with the student’s plan of study.

* All students must complete two Specialty Center Elective courses to be chosen from the following: Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics & Biotechnology, Organic & Biochemistry, and Microbiology & Immunology

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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