• School of Health Sciences
    675-4450 ext.1136


    Vice Principal:  Scott Ferguson


         The School of Health Sciences focuses our students on careers in the health sciences that are available in the com­munity of Madera and neighboring communities. The need for health career professionals, technicians, and staff members is expanding at a rapid rate each year. The job market in these areas offers our students a wide-range of opportunities. The School of Health Sciences emphasizes that students seek a vigorous course of study in the sciences in order to prepare them for work in health related careers and to expand their opportunities for seeking higher education.

         With a goal of fostering individual student success, the School of Health Sciences will provide students with a challenging core curriculum combined with electives designed to give stu­dents experiences in career related activities and programs. The dedicated faculty, counselors and staff of the School of Health Sciences will continue to pursue high student achievement while promoting a positive learning environment among all our students. A new advisory group and partners have been developed for our new path­way-Athletic Trainer.


    SPECIAL FEATURES

    SCHOOL-TO-COMMUNITY TIES

    The School of Health Sciences maintains ties to the medical, health and educational community in our local area as well as in the adjacent counties. Advisory committees and business partners are enthusiastic in their interaction with our students and teachers. Community hospitals, career professionals and technicians, college and university deans, professors and staff representatives work with our school to provide quality experiences for our students. A new advisory group and partners have been developed for our new pathway—Athletic Trainer.

    TEACHER COMMITMENT

    Teachers in our school have developed ties to local businesses, hospitals and univer­sity career related programs to enhance their knowledge of current practices and opportunities in the health sciences career area. They are devoted to helping each student develop his/her potential and experience academic and career oriented success.

    STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

    The School of Health Sciences has many highly recognized and high-achieving stu­dents. They have been given the opportunity to visit health and science-related places of business. Speakers have talked to the students about health and science-related professions and occupations. They have been acquainted with the requirements and preparation needed in those fields of endeavor. Students can complete studies toward nursing assistant certification. Our school survey tells us that over 70% of recent Health Services graduates go on to college, and 76% of our graduates stay in health career fields. Our school survey tells us that over 70% of recent Health Services gradu­ates go on to college, and 76% of our graduates stay in health career fields.

    TECHNOLOGY

    Students are given opportunities to expand their use

    and knowledge of technology through lab activities and projects.


    Some of the careers this school prepares students for include:

     Health Sciences

    Physician

     LabTechnician

     Physician's Asst.

     Paramedic/EMT

     Registered Nurse

    Assistant Kinesiology

       Licensed Vocational Nurse

    Medical Secretary

     Veterinarian/Aide

     Dental Hygienist/Assist.

     X-RayTechnician

     Home Health Aide

     Physical Therapist

     Respiratory Therapist

     Pharmacist

     Communicative Disorders/Deaf Studies

     Athletic Trainer


     
    Health Science clubs - for fun and competition 

    HOSA - Health Occupations are emphasized for these students

    during Tech Prep Olympics. 

    SCIENCE CLUB  - Participants travel on  field trips to explore

    scientific diversity throughout California.