Academy Newsletter

Kingsway Regional High School: June 2018

BLA visits Virtua Health Organization

On April 11, 2018, 10th grade Business Leadership Academy students had the opportunity to visit Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. The day consisted of hearing about the financial operations of the hospital from the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Paul Minnick, Assistant Vice President of Finance, Rex Reublinger, Physician Liaison Account Manager, Jayme Bundy, Assistant Vice President of Business Growth and Community Health, Suzanne Ghee, and Director of Human Resources, Christine Carlsen. Students were engaged in various professional learning opportunities throughout the visit. They toured the entire operations facility, learned about the business of Virtua, participated in a corporate panel discussion from various hospital staff, and engaged in a corporate luncheon with Chief Operating Officer.

Unwrapping the Business of Food: BLA visits Wegmans Corporation

On May 15, 2018, 9th grade Business Leadership Academy students had the opportunity to visit Wegmans Corporation in Mount Laurel. Students enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wegmans flagship 150,000 square foot facility. Students participated in a panel discussion with the executive director and area managers representing marketing, supply chain management, finance, sales, and human resources. Finally, the students engaged in a “Wegmans” lunch with corporate executives.

STEAM NIGHT - A Collaborative Academy Showcase

On April 18th, during International Science Week, Kingsway Regional High School successfully hosted its first Dragon STEAM night. The purpose of the event was to expose young children within the community to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Dragon STEAM night was a service learning project for all of the 9th grade Kingsway Academy students. The students planned the evening and hosted children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Students ran interactive stations targeted to educate the children as well as spark interest and gain insight into various STEAM careers. The Business Leadership Academy spear-headed the advertising, logistical layouts of the event, and fundraising for the evening. The STEM Academy students developed the STEAM-specific station that the participants experienced

Celebrating the STEM Class of 2018!

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"Oh, the Places You'll Go..."

A Message to the STEM Class of 2018

Dear STEM Class of 2018,


As yet another school year comes to a close, I would like to personally congratulate all of you for your amazing accomplishments.


And while I relish your extraordinary academic successes, I am equally as proud of the manner in which you continuously and consistently represented Kingsway Regional High School each and every year. Whether it was your exemplary behavior in the classroom, your polite demeanor during STEM field trips, or your impressive student voice during various events promoting the Academy Programs, you continued to astound me with your exemplar character.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” This graduating STEM cohort embodies this goal, and for that I thank you.


Congratulations again and good luck!


Mrs. Calandro

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

On May 11, 2018, Juniors and seniors went to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This education experience exposed our students to osteopathic medicine versus allopathic medicine to enable the students to make informed decisions when majoring in college. Our students were paired up with current medical students to discuss the journey that brought them to PCOM. Students were also able to experience first the anatomy lab, which had biomedical students showing students the highlights studied over the course of the year. Students also experienced the simulation labs and practiced surgical techniques as well as CPR.

Kingsway Heads Back to Rowan University this Summer

We are excited to announce that Anirudh Muralidharan, Connor Zabielski, Madison Meyers, and Zalak Modi have been accepted into Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s summer program, RAISE. This marks the second year Kingsway students have been invited to attend.


The Summer RAISE Program is a tuition-free 6-week summer science enrichment program for high achieving 11th and 12th grade high school students from local area high schools. The Raise Program is designed to promote an interest in medicine (with an emphasis on Osteopathic Medicine.) The program will blend didactic (hands-on) experiences such as dissection, suturing and intubation workshops along with active participatory experiences (non-patient) which will include: shadowing of clinical & basic Science faculty members in a clinical setting.


We can't wait to hear all about your amazing experiences! To learn more about this program, click HERE.

Upcoming Events for Kingsway Academies

  • We celebrate the Class of 2018 STEM cohort as they graduate on June 19th
  • July 16-20: BLA Summer Seminar (Cohort 1 - Class of 2020)
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Academy Contacts

S.T.E.M. Academy:


Business Leadership Academy:


Academy Oversight & Program Development: