El Dorado High School

Health Academy

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What is the Health Careers Academy?

The Health Careers Academy at El Dorado High School is committed to having students explore as many careers as possible and provide a strong foundation for a career in the medical field. Students are given the opportunity to master skills needed for the healthcare industry.  Moreover, students who complete the Health Academy Pathway will be prepared to be leaders within their profession.   


A School within a School

Students will move together though academic classes and medical technical classes throughout their four years at El Dorado High School. 


Job Shadows and Internships

The Academy has developed relationships with over forty local businesses to mentor our students. In their junior year once a month students will have the opportunity to visit various workplaces and job shadow an employee. This includes observing their daily tasks and learning what qualifications are needed to obtain their job. Senior year for one semester will be devoted to Internship. Internships offer an extended time to explore and experience professions of their interest.


What type of student should apply?

This program is geared towards students who are interested in any facet of the medical field.  The coursework is designed to meet the needs of students who learn better when their classroom experiences are connected to the “real world.”

The Academy offers a rigorous academic program that meets the requirements for a 4-year university. The program also prepares graduates to enter a variety of post high school options including community college.


Beyond the Traditional Classroom

Medical Arts and Science I


  • Medical Terminology
  • Vital Signs
  • Intro in EKG
  • Introduction to Employability Skills
  • Certifications:
    • American Heart Association, First Aid, and CPR


Medical Arts and Science II 

Opportunity to receive college credit


  • Language of Medicine
  • Dissection
  • Advanced Vital Signs
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Employability Skills
  • Job Shadows, Job Applications, Interviewing, Professional Dress and Etiquette
  • Certifications:
    • Health Care Provider CPR and Mental Health First Aid


Medical Arts and Science III


  • Emergency Medical Responder Training
  • Internship
Health Careers Academy Student Questionnaire (CLICK LINK BELOW)



2 students standing in front of a skeleton dressed in a lab coatStudents wearing protective eye wear doing a project in class
Students practicing CPR on dummies