(PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Mount St. Michael Academy is proud to announce that they have received two grants in December of 2012 totaling $37,500 for their academic programs.
An award of $10,000 from the Hyde and Watson Foundation, based in Warren, NJ, was received to help fund Mount St. Michael Academy’s landmark Sports Medicine program, including facility renovations for a training room at Mount St. Michael Academy and to help purchase equipment. So far the Sports Medicine Program has received over $100,000 in funding.
The Mount proudly launched its Sports Medicine academy in September of 2012. The Mount’s Sports Medicine program fuses athletics and advanced science to prepare participating students for collegiate sports medicine programs at the university level. It offers advanced classes in biology, anatomy and chemistry as well as internships with trainers and medical professionals in clinical settings. Currently there are 44 students in the program, ranging from freshmen to seniors. Students are starting on and off campus internships in January of 2013 that will include areas such as orthopedic surgery and team training.
The program’s chief advisor is Dr. Anthony Maddalo, a Mount alumnus from the class of 1972. Dr. Maddalo is an orthopedic surgeon in Yonkers, NY and team doctor for the New York Rangers as well as for Manhattan College.
Says Dr. Maddalo, “The Mount is about to offer a unique program that will help students embark on a fast track to a variety of sports medicine careers within an unprecedented exposure to clinical situations.”
Manhattan College is partnering with the Mount: the school’s teachers, professional athletic trainers and state-of-the-art facilities will be part of the program. Doug Straley MS, ATC, CSCS, is Director of Sports Medicine at Manhattan College and will also play a strong role in advising the program. An emphasis will be made on the training internships as students will experience how to work in clinical settings.
The second grant, in the amount of $27,500, was awarded from the Charles Hayden Foundation, based in Boston, MA and in New York, NY. The funding was awarded to two Mount college preparatory programs which address the full range of academic needs among students:
Project Success: an afternoon program for academically at risk students: the goal of the program is to raise academic achievement so that students are prepared for rigorous college level curriculum.
Advanced Placement: Currently, Mount St. Michael Academy offers seven (7) advanced placement courses: Chemistry, Biology, Spanish Language, Calculus, English Literature, European History and U.S. History.
The classes meet six times during a five day week, and in the summer.