Fairfax County schools to open new health academies

Next school year, Fairfax County students will be able to take college-level courses in biotechnology and health care at two new Governor’s academies that will open in the fall.

The school system’s Falls Church Academy and West Potomac Academy will establish the new programs in health sciences through a partnership with the Virginia Board of Education and state Department of Education.

Fairfax County’s six Governor’s academies allow students to take classes in technical fields to help them pursue a college degree or career.

Students can earn certifications and receive college credit through classes at the academies.

The new academies will offer courses for careers in therapeutic and diagnostic services and biotechnology research and development.

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.

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