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Academy Highlights

BCA students participate in Spirit Day, Team Building, Guest Speaker Presentation, and Work-Base Learning.

About Us:

Founded in 2009 We are a small learning community at Lawndale High School. Our leadership team, staff and students thrive upon the community that we have developed. We provide our students with an educational experience that blends community building, focused education, support and experiences help our students to stay motivated, interested, and goal oriented throughout their high school experience. 

Mission Statement:

The Biomedical Careers Academy at Lawndale High School strives to provide students with the experience, skills, and knowledge necessary to pursue a career and/or further education in the biomedical sciences after high school.

Career Pathways:

Health Science and Medical Technology Sector

Career Opportunities in the Biomedical Field

Physical Therapy Aide

Certified Nursing Assistant

Respiratory Therapy Aide

Medical Assisting

Emergency Medical Technician

Licensed Vocational Nurse/Registered Nurse

Pharmacy Technician

Dental Hygienist

Exercise Physiologist

Physical Therapist

Physician Assistant



Medical Doctor

Medical Laboratory Aide


Radiology Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technician

Cardiology Technologist

Biotechnology Engineer

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Biotechnology Scientist


Clinical Medical Technologist


Sports Medicine Sector

Career Opportunities in the Sports Medicine Field

Athletic Trainer

Physical therapist



Exercise Physiologist

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Sports Psychologist

Pathway Curriculum:

The Biomedical Careers Academy prepares students to pursue a great variety of careers in the Health and Medical and Sports Medicine fields by providing a strong foundation in Science and Laboratory Skills, Basic Clinical Skills, and Sports Medicine training and internships. All BCA Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are trained in First Aid and CPR.

BCA Students take a series of foundational courses to help prepare them for a career in the Health and Medical Sciences and Sports Medicine, and then specialized courses dependent on their choses career path beginning in 11th grade:

Our Graduates Are Accepted To:

UC BerkeleyHumboldt State University

Cal State Los Angeles

Cal State Long Beach

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cal State Fullerton


UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Merced

Ambry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Sacramento State

UC Santa Cruz

Concordia University - Irvine

Brown University

Frostburg State University

Our Graduate Careers:

The Biomedical Careers Academy is still young, having had our first graduating class in 2011. Our graduates are working toward careers in: