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

Industry Partnerships:

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:
  • Freshman: Medical Biology  and Intro to Sports Medicine
  • Sophomores: Project Lead the Way - Human Body Systems (HBS)
  • Juniors
    • Traditional Medicine:  PLTW Medical Interventions
    • Sports Medicine: Advanced Sports Medicine
  • Seniors
    • Traditional Medicine: Theory and Practice of Medical Assisting and/or PLTW Biomedical Innovations
    • Sports Medicine: El Camino Dual Enrollment Courses
      • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
      • Introduction to Kinesiology

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:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Firefighting
  • EMT
  • Nursing
  • Medical Doctor
  • CNA
  • RNA
  • Hospital Administration
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist