• The Medical and Health Specialties Program at Maury High School’s Mission

    The goals of the Medical & Health Specialties Program are to provide a program of challenging high school science courses that emphasize medical applications. Through this coursework, students will have opportunities to work with specialized equipment and resources, identify and pursue research through collaboration with practicing professionals, have experiences relevant to science, mathematical, medical and health science careers and develop a personal sense of responsibility to the community through active participation in community service.



    Updated Guidelines for Specialty Programs, Spring 2020

    Due to the extended school closure mandated by Governor Northam, the Specialty Program Committee has reviewed the application process and the following adjustments have been made: 

    • There will be no program testing;
    • There will be no interviews; and
    • There will be no portfolio reviews or auditions.

    Each student’s application will be evaluated by using the established district rubric which includes reviewing the application information and the student’s record. 

    For the lottery schools: The lotteries for Academy for Discovery, Southside Stem, Ghent, and Academy of International Studies will be conducted the week of April 6, 2020.

    For all programs: Students will be notified of their status for the 2020-21 school year in a mailing scheduled to be sent out on April 27, 2020.


  • Anne Christie
    Program Leader and Academic Advisor
    322 Shirley Ave.
    Norfolk, VA. 23517

    Phone: (757) 628-3344 ext. 3025
    Fax: (757) 628-3361
    contact me via email
    Office Hours: 7:00- 3:00 pm
    Student Hours: 7:25 am - 2:05 pm


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    MHSP Open House & 
    Application Process

    Medical and Health Specialties Program
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    6-7p.m. Maury High School Auditorium

    Have you started thinking about high school next year?

    • Are you a hard working student & interested in the sciences?
    • Have you dreamed of a career in the medical or health fields? Maybe one day becoming a nurse or psychologist or physical therapist or doctor?
    • Do you have a 3.0 or higher GPA? Have you earned credit in Algebra and a another high school level credit, maybe a science course?

    Then this might be just for you!

    Come learn more about the application & admissions process for this health and medically focused high school program which draws students from throughout the NPS system. View the informational flyer, and visit the application page on the MHSP site.