New Visions Life Sciences Program

student kayakingNew Visions Life Sciences is a unique, fun, and challenging opportunity for students to explore their interest of life processes and the world around them from a biological and social perspective. In cooperation with Cornell University and local business and industry, students explore their individual academic interests, be it from veterinary medicine to environmental engineering or anything in between. The integrated approach to teaching allows students to fulfill senior year requirements of English, Government & Economics within the context of life sciences.

Each student works with the instructor to design an experience that would include his or her career interests, such as applied scientific research, landscape architecture, animal behavior or environmental engineering, just to name a few. All Life Sciences students complete a major project in collaboration with Cornell University faculty and staff—some will have an opportunity to have their work published and presented at venues such as a research symposium or various science fairs.

The program is also rich in leadership development and service learning opportunities, as all students learn the art of public speaking and personal communication.

Students will receive integrated high school academic credits for the following courses (one credit for each course – total of four credits): English 12 Honors, Economics/Participation in Government Honors, Applied Scientific Research, Food Systems and Sustainability.

Tompkins Cortland Community College Concurrent Enrollment Credits

ENVS 110 – Food Systems Seminar I: Introduction to the US Food Systems – 2 credits
ENVS 111 – Food Systems Seminar II: Food Movements – 2 credits




Download the New Visions Life Sciences Brochure


For more information, contact:
Ms. Michele Kline, New Visions Life Sciences Teacher
607-257-1551 ext. 4102