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The Academy of Science and Medicine is a career pathway program offering students the opportunity to explore the various careers available in the fields of science and medicine. As a sophomore, they take many field trips and participate in Academy sponsored activities. Sophomores also take our Biotechnology course which gives them experience in the new techniques and equipment used in today’s medical/research laboratories. As juniors, Academy students choose two of our CTE/ROP courses which include our Hospital Occupations, Water Safety and Lifeguarding, Sports Medicine, Science Research, or Emergency Medical Response (if offered). Some of our students are eligible to choose a full year of Kinesiology or Robotics but you must get prior approval from Ms. Tuason. Academy students continue to participate in traditional high school classes and activities.



Click here to see the description and expectations of the Academy


Hello! If you are looking for the links to the Academy 2020-2021 

Sophomore Informational Meeting (8/20), 

Junior Informational Meeting (8/21), or 

Senior Informational Meeting (8/24),  

please contact Jaya Hamkins at or

Shant Kevorkian ( Thank you!


Academy Hosts Its First Virtual Banquet 

May 29, 2020

Click here to see a video of the event  
Academy Students Excel at the
70th Annual LA County Science Fair
Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair Results:
Jaya Hamkins - 1st place in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Senior Division. Jaya was also picked to represent LA County at ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) 2020. This is our 4th year that an academy student from CVHS was picked for ISEF!

Jaya was also selected as one of 7 students to compete in the Southern California Biomedical Council R&D

Melanie Khachatryan - 2nd place in Plant Biology and Physiology Senior Division

Eileen Stiles - Honorable Mention in Pharmacology Senior Division

Jiyoun Roh - Honorable Mention in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Senior Division. Jiyoun was also selected as one of 7 students to compete in the Southern California Biomedical Council R&D



Academy Students Shine at the 

SKILLS USA 2020 Competition

Congratulations to all our Academy SkillsUSA participants and medalists.

The medalists will be competing at the SkillsUSA Championship in Ontario, CA

from April 15 to April 19 

Click here to see a list of participants



Academy Hosts its Annual Health Career Night



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Academy Students Recognized at the

14th Annual Walk of Life Event at Glendale




Academy Junior Carly Ngo Wins GOLD at the

National Skills USA Competition
June 24-28, 2019



Academy Senior Sophia James
Recognized at the GUSD Board Meeting


Thank You to our Student Board Member Sophia James
Tuesday night (May 28, 2019) marked the final Board meeting for our 2018-19 Student Board Member Sophia James. Sophia, who was one of four recipients of the 2019 GUSD Michael F. Escalante Senior Scholar Award, graduates from Crescenta Valley High School next week and will continue her education at Glendale Community College. She hopes to one day pursue a career as a neurologist or geriatrician. Thank you Sophia for your tireless commitment to GUSD students, staff, and families!


Skills USA State Competition
APRIL 25-28, 2019



Academy Junior Carly Ngo wins GOLD in Medical Math category at the California State finals of the Skills USA Competition. She will be representing CV at the National Competition to be held in Louisville, KY June 24-28, 2019. 





MARCH 28-30, 2019



Targeting Enterococcus Faecalis With Phage Therapy

Eric Markarian: 2nd place (Pharmacology)


Preventing Eutrophication with an Organic Fertilizer made of Dark Chocolate, Coffee Grounds, and Banana Peels

Jiyoun Roh: 2nd place (Plant Biology and Physiology)


Role of Mitochondrial NAD Levels in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells Under Arginine Starvation

Eileen Stiles: Honorable mention (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)


Optimization of trout survival conditions with ammonia, nitrate, and pH levels

Moses Kim: Recognition (Environmental Management)


Concentrations of Norovirus GII.6 Across L.A. Harbor

Vince Shin: Recognition (Microbiology)


Conservation of Scarce Natural Resources with Prompt Notifications in Developing Countries

Rohin Manvi: Honorable Mention (Engineering Applications)


Discovering the Waterproofness of Polylactic Acid to Create an Environmentally-Friendly Chip Bag

Shyla Summers: Honorable mention (Environmental Management) and a Special Award from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Raspberry Pi, which is a mini-computer used in computer science)


Alternative Approach to Synthesizing Viable Environmentally Favorable Calcium Carbonate Concrete

Jad Soucar and Andrew Hong: 3rd place (Environmental Management),

Special Awards: South Bay Environmental Coalition Award, RICOH American Corp Sustainable Development Award,

Professional Engineers in California Government Award 




CVHS 2019 Skills USA Team




Academy Senior Honored at the

2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas




Click here for more information





Academy Senior Selected as a

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awardee!!



Since 1998, the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award identifies, inspires, prepares, and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce in meeting America’s priorities going forward. The Hispanic Heritage Youth Award celebrated Ariana Coba's achievements.

Academy Senior President Ariana Coba was one of twenty students honored with this prestigious award. She was selected as a 2018 Silver Award recipient for the Healthcare & Science category in the Los Angeles region.





Academy Senior Ariana Coba

Selected to Participate in Perry Initiative


The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students interact with women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.










Academy Senior Represents LA County at Intel ISEF for the Second Year in a Row!!!

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was held in Pittsburgh from May 13-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. ISEF is the largest pre-college science competition in the world. What began as a National Science Fair 68 years ago transformed into International Science Fair eight years later and Intel became its title sponsor in 1997. This year there were nearly 1800 projects from 81 different countries!

Academy Senior Titash Biswas was one of two students representing LA County. There were a total of 22 categories; Titash competed against 71 other projects in the Animal Physiology category. California had one of the largest delegations with 60 finalists from 15 different regional fairs.



 CV Wins many awards at the
2018 CA State Science Fair !!!

Lyron Co Ting Keh
1st place, Computational Systems & Analysis

A Novel Hierarchical Machine Learning Model for Non-Invasive Cancer of Unknown Primary Classification

Titash Biswas
4th  place, Zoology

Wnt6 in Progenitor Maintenance During Hematopoiesis: A Potential Biomarker for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Jonghyun Hong & Jad Soucar
Honorable Mention, Environmental Engineering

An Alternative Approach to Synthesizing Concrete,Using the Salt Water Carbonate Buffer System, and the Cocolithophore



 CV Wins BIG at the
2018 LA County Science Fair !!!




CV's participation at the LA County Science Fair is growing! It is the largest and longest running regional science fair in the nation and was held at the Pasadena Convention Center from March 23st – 24th, 2018. This year we had 6 projects going to the fair and CV students won many awards. 

Jad Soucar and Andrew Hong won third place in their category and a Sustainability award. Titash Biswas and Lyron CoTing Keh placed 1st in their categories and will be going to the CA State Science and Engineering Fair next week. In addition,  Titash was selected to represent LA County at the Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) to be held at the Pittsburgh from  May 13-18th. Lyron was selected as an alternate to go to ISEF.

 Congratulations to all of them!



The Glendale Healthier Community Coalition recognizes
Academy Senior Sione Markarian 
as a winner of the 2017 Tom Miller Award!  
Academy Student is a Semifinalist at the 
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology



Academy senior Titash Biswas was named a Semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Siemens is the nation's premier research competition, which promotes the development and education initiatives in science, math and technology for high school students. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest high school students for their accomplishments in research projects. Titash was among the 491 semifinalists in 300 individual and team projects selected nationwide, from a pool of more than 1860 individual & team projects submitted by high school students.
Academy Students Win BIG at
2017 Intel ISEF

Congratulations to Titash and Miranda!!!!!!
Two of our Academy students Titash Biswas and Miranda Li represented LA County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held at the LA convention center from May 15-19, 2017.
Titash placed fourth in her category winning a cash award of $500 and Miranda won a special award from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - $15,000 scholarship per year for four years. This award is given to students whose research and academic interests align with the USciences mission.

Congratulations to two amazing students at the California State Science Fair!!!
Congratulations to Academy students Titash Biswas and Miranda Li for placing second at the 2017 California State Science Fair held at the California Science Center on April 24-25!!!

Miranda Li, Grade 11  2nd place in Mammalian Biology Category
Impact of Substance Use on Cytokine Levels in Healthy Female Individuals

Titash Biswas, Grade 11 2nd place in  Microbiology Category
Pyrimidine Derivatives Conjugated to Gold Nanoparticles to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Once again CV wins BIG at the
LA County Science Fair this year!!!

Academy Juniors Titash Biswas and Miranda Li participated in the 67th Annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair this past weekend. It is the largest and longest running regional science fair in the nation and was held at the Pasadena Convention Center from March 24st – 26th, 2017. 

Titash placed 1st and Miranda placed 2nd in their category (Microbiology) and will be representing LA County at the California State Science Fair next month. Titash also won the Senior Division Sweepstakes with a cash award of $500!

In addition, both Titash and Miranda were selected to represent LA County at the Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) to be held at the LA Convention Center from May 14-19th. They were two of seven students selected from LA County Science Fair for the international science competition.

Congratulations to both of them!
Congratulations to CVHS 2017 Skills USA Team

From left: Hakop Artsvelian, Maika Segarra, Ashley Kim, Xizhon Clare
Congratulations to CVHS 2017 Science Bowl Team
Four students from the Academy of Science and Medicine participated in the Science Bowl Competition at JPL on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. There were a total of 24 teams that competed for a chance to go to the National Science Bowl Competition.

Although our team did not advance beyond the qualifying rounds, they won the hearts of the judges. Our team received the “Sportsmanship Award" again. That is  two years in a row - last year and this year. We have won this award three times since 2011 when we CVHS won the very first Sportsmanship Award. That says a lot about our students!
Clockwise from left to right: Lyron Co Ting Keh (Captain), Doyeon Ahn, Richard Lee (Honorary Academy student), Zerxes Bhadha, Titash Biswas


Academy Field Trip to GAMC 2/2/2017




Congratulations to CVHS-LCHS iGem Team




From left to right: Alec Lourenco (bottom) , Patty Compeau (top), Logan Liu (top), Lucas Ecternach (bottom), Jenny Wang (top), Cristos Menemenlis (bottom), Caroline Higa (top), Orenda Tuason


Students from La Cañada and Crescenta Valley high schools recently won a silver award during an international competition for genetic engineering research they conducted over a period of several months.
Click here for the LA Times news article done on the team.
Click here to link to the official ULV-LC-CV iGEM 2016 Wiki Page






Congratulations to Arin Sarkissian for winning the 2016 Tom Miller Award in the Youth Category!



Arin was very deserving of the Tom Miller award because of his enthusiasm, energy, passion for helping others, and his altruism. His friends and teachers describe him as diligent, determined, enthusiastic, infectiously positive, and light-hearted. He has a deep curiosity to learn, a bursting passion to explore all aspects of academics, a love of helping people, and humility. Eventually, he wants to become medical doctor and to use music to help heal his patients. Last year, Arin joined TASSEL club because he wanted to make an impact by teaching Cambodian children the English language through video chat. This year, that passion to help people is again evident with Arin volunteering at the Glendale Free Clinic. Arin spends his Tuesday evenings helping patients who do not have insurance but have serious medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension get medical attention and treatment. Arin is most passionate about his music. Since joining the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band at CVHS, Arin has been the principal flutist, section leader, and currently the president of the Marching Band. He is also the president of the Chemistry Club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  And yet, regardless of how little sleep he receives the night before or how stressed he really is on the inside, his contagious smile always seems to rub off and he always serves as an optimistic role model to all his fellow students. 


Academy students take a field trip to USC - November 30, 2016


Academy students take a field trip to the

California Science Center - Sept 7, 2016

 Academy senior wins STEM competition with app for

low-budget prosthetics

Congratulations to Jason Beggs for winning the Silver Medal at the Skills USA State Finals in San Diego from March 31st to April 3rd, 2016.

State Finalists 2016 in Medical Math

Justin Jamir - Xizhon Claire - Samuel Kim - Jason Beggs - Vardges Harutunyan - Emin Gorjvan - Armen Isayan

Congratulations to Academy student Titash Biswas and Miranda Li for a job well done at the LA County Science Fair on March 17-19.

Miranda Li got 3rd place in her cateory. Titash Biswas got 1st place in her category and also got two special awards: the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award and the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award. She was also a Senior Sweepstake Finalist.

Congratulations to our Science Bowl team for winning the Sportsmanship Award at the Regional Science Bowl Competition at JPL on Saturday, January 30th.

Mirza Bulic - Lyron Co Ting Keh - Luba Djonera - Coach: Orenda Tuason - Adrian Samakian - Ara Mandiikian

 Skills USA Participants on January 30th at LA Trade College

Narek Galstyan - Vardges Harutyunyan - Emin Gorjian - Armen Isayan - Julianna Petrosian - Teny Khachadourian - Neiri Hayrapetian

 Congratulations to our HOC students! They won silver and bronze medals at the Skills USA competition this past Saturday, January 30th. They took the top 7 out of 8 spots who will be moving on to the State Finals in San Diego.

 DNA Specialists - Nov 17, 2015

 Biotech Work Day - Nov 14, 2015

Annual Academy Picnic - September 12, 2015

Congratulations to Shaunt Mehdikhani & Kyle D'Ambrosio!

Winners of the 2014 Tom Miller Award




Congratulations to Kyle D'Ambrosio! 
Gold Medalist 2013 – 2014 for Biotech
CTE-ROP Outstanding Student Recognition




Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Skills USA Regional Competition


Danielle DeLeon - 1st place, First Aid CPR

Shaunt Mendikhani - 2nd place, First Aid CPR

Julie Son - 4th place, First Aid CPR

Irene Kim - 7th place, First Aid CPR

Adrian Samkian - 1st place, Graphic Arts

Click here to see pictures from Skills USA Competition



Congratulations to Adrian Samkian!

3rd place - Engineering Applications

Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair




BioBuilder Workshop: Eighteen members of the Science and Medicine Academy at Crescenta Valley High School gathered with AP Biology students from four other high schools across Southern California to learn more about the emerging field of synthetic biology












Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative Incubator: Academy students work at the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative Incubator and Amgen HS Kit Lab. Their work resulted in the production of over 500 media plates in addition to buffers and sterile aliquots prepared for the Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology kits. These materials will be delivered to Mark Keppel Academy, Los Osos HS, Mountain View HS, Blair HS, Ramona Convent, Arcadia HS, Blair HS, and Gabrielino HS. Over 500 students will use the materials.

View more pictures of the Amgen Workshop Click below (organized by workshop date):












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