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​Health Systems Academy


Who should attend the Health Systems Academy?
 Do you like the medical fields?  Do you have an interest in being a nurse, a doctor, a scientist or working in any of the other 100s of occupations in the health care industry?  Then this academy is for you!
What is the Health Systems Academy?
 The Health Systems Academy is an academy that can be a full or half day program. Six PLSD certified teachers (math, science, language arts, social studies, and two teaching nurses) are housed at Midlands Hospital in this miniature PLSD high school. Students attending this academy can gain all of the credits they need to graduate from high school right at the hospital. Students can also choose to go back to their high school for a portion of the day to obtain electives, AP credit or participate in extracurricular activities. 
What is a typical day?
 Through this academy, students are able to explore all aspects of the health care industry.  During Year I, students take core courses designed around a health care theme while being exposed to a variety of health care careers.  Year II students continue their core curriculum along with clinical rotations.  During rotations, students work side by side with health care professionals at the hospital and throughout the community.  Students get hands-on experience in areas like the research labs, occupational therapy, diagnostics, physical therapy, surgery, general patient care and more. 
Location: CHI Midlands Hospital
Transportation: It is provided at the beginning and end of the day from the student’s home high school.
Prerequisites: On track for graduation, successful completion of Biology and Physical Science.
Credit Options: High school credit, Metro Community College credit and Certified Nurse Assistant License.
Cost: $45 uniform fee, MCC tuition (if applicable).
Can I tour the Health Systems Academy?
Health Systems Academy tours will take place near the application due date. Check back for dates.


How do I apply?

To apply for a PLSD Academy program, students must complete an online application which can be found at Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available from November 4-11. Beginning on the evening of November 4, students will need to log in to the District website and then navigate to the academy application. It will be a flyout under the maroon bar "academy programs." The application form will time out after 30 minutes. The academy questions have been provided under Academy Programs - How to Apply so students can write their essay questions ahead of time and then copy and paste into the application.

How can you learn more?
For more information please contact:
  • Guidance counselor at your high school
  • Contact the Academy Programs Office at 402-537-6217


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