Presentation on theme: "GERMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER ACADEMY."— Presentation transcript:
GERMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER ACADEMY
WHAT IS A CAREER ACADEMY? - Career academies combine a college-preparatory and career and technical curriculum with a career theme. - Structured as small learning communities - Career academies can make education more relevant to high school students through personalized and contextual learning while preparing for successful careers and postsecondary education. - Students go through a voluntary application process with parental knowledge and support - A team of teachers from different subject areas work together to infuse their classes with a similar emphasis -Once accepted to the academy, students are scheduled in the core structure classes of the academy. -A strong rapport is built between students and the teacher
GHS HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY College-Prep Curriculum Rigorous, Relevant Relational Small Learning Community Field trips Guest Speakers Partnerships with employers & the community Career related Exposure
BENEFITS OF THE CAREER ACADEMY - STRONG FOCUS ON CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS - MEET PROFESSIONALS IN DESIRED FIELD - PROMOTES FAMILY-LIKE ATMOSPHERE - PROMOTES LEADERSHIP - ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EXPLORE POSSIBLE COLLEGE MAJOR WITHOUT WASTING TIME/MONEY IN COLLEGE
COURSE STRUCTURE Health Science Academy 1.English II 2.Human A & P 3.Orientation to Health Science 10 th Grade
PRE-REQUISITES Human Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisites: Biology I (Highly recommended no less than a B in Biology I). English II, Accelerated, 10 Prerequisite: English I, Accelerated and instructor recommendation or average of 90 or above in English I and instructor recommendation. Introduction to Health Science Prerequisite: “C” average or above in Biology I and previous Math and English course.
Mission Statement The Health Science Career Academy exists to provide performance-based occupational training to prepare students for entry-level employment in health science fields. The curriculum empowers students to take on leadership roles, encourages rigorous self-discipline, promotes curiosity, and provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the global economy, especially in the health related fields.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of health science education students, therefore, helping HOSA members and advisors to meet the needs of the health care community.
ConferencesCompetitions Scholarships HOSA students have the opportunity to attend district and state conferences. Students may also compete at district, state, and national HOSA competitions.
“Being in this academy will be beneficial to my success in my college courses. Although I’m not getting college credit, I know that these classes will help me in the future. This academy has taught me how to exemplify leadership. The field trips are interesting and fun too. - Danya Kelly Student Testimonials “The academy is providing me with the opportunity to see if I am really interested in the medical field, which will cut down on wasting time in college.” -Cameron Hauptman
Student Testimonials “I feel as if the academy is a gateway providing me bigger and better opportunities for my future. I’ve bonded with my classmates and learned to be more outgoing.” -Megan Nix “ It’s a cool thing how we learn something in one class and it ties together with another class, which reinforces the lesson and helps me understand the concepts more.” -Jaymie Lacey “I feel as if my academy class is like a second family!” - Faren White