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 do hands-on work in areas like the research labs, occupational therapy, diagnostics, family birth, physical therapy, surgery, x-ray, general patient care and more.
Location: Alegent Health 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 Nursing License.
Cost: $45 uniform fee, MCC tuition (if applicable).