Our health science focus means that our students learn reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and the arts through the lens of Health Sciences. Health Sciences is about life, service, and innovating to help others thrive. AHS students will be prepared to choose the best college and career path for them!
AHS Status Update: Hybrid Instruction
As of February 22, 2021, AHS has transitioned into hybrid instruction. Please know that this transition is to protect student and staff safety, and we remain committed to providing excellent education to all of our students.
Thanks to our students, families, staff and friends of AHS for your patience, understanding and continued support as we navigate this together. As always, Wanda (Mrs. PB) welcomes your questions or feedback. Please click here to read a summary of our AHS Reopening Plan or AHS Reopening Plan Espanol. Click here to read our full AHS Reopening Plan.
The mission of the Academy of Health Sciences Charter School is to provide a learning environment that ensures academic achievement while preparing students for college and career readiness and lives of service in the health sciences.
What AHS Offers for Rochester Students
- Caring teachers
- Rigorous academics
- Enrichment classes in art, music and P.E.
- Clubs based on student interests
- Field trips every year
- Individualized support based on each student’s needs
- Free transportation, breakfast and lunch, and school supplies
- Full-time School Nurse and Counselor on site every day
Key Design Elements
Culture of Collective Efficacy
Every day, in every relationship and action we take, we believe that everyone can learn and achieve. We do not give up on anyone.
Positive School Culture
Authentic relationships support personal, mutual respect and empower students for success.
College and Career Readiness
AHS students are prepared for college and career when they develop good study habits, learn how to access college and other opportunities, meet high academic expectations, and embrace risk-taking and new ideas.
Middle School Preparation Starting in Grade 5
Grade 5 is the right time to ensure that every student is ready for middle school learning. Students will receive targeted support in concepts that they may have missed in earlier grades.
Data and Student-Driven Instruction
Collecting and using data every day along with students’ own voices about their learning means everyone is focused on what is needed and is celebrating what is learned!
Effective Teaching Strategies
Effective teaching happens when teachers engage in a culture of coaching and practice of effective pedagogical strategies that reflect the the New York State Learning Standards with 21st Century Skills, Thoughtful Classroom Teacher Effectiveness Framework, Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework, and Culturally Responsive Teaching methods.