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
Intro in EKG
Introduction to Employability Skills
American Heart Association, First Aid, and CPR
Medical Arts and Science II
Opportunity to receive college credit
Language of Medicine
Advanced Vital Signs
Preventing Disease Transmission
Job Shadows, Job Applications, Interviewing, Professional Dress and Etiquette
Health Care Provider CPR and Mental Health First Aid