Award Year: 2016
The School of Health Professions seeks "To prepare students to function effectively in their community and in our diverse global society by offering a balanced academic and health career-oriented education."
- Black/African American: 23%
- White: 3%
- Hispanic: 70%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 2%
- Native American: 1%
- ELL: 2%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
The School of Health Professions is a great place to learn and achieve. As a four-year Title 1 Career and Technical Education high school with an average enrollment of 550 students, it has consistently graduated at least 99% of its senior class for the past five years. A variety of pathways for the students are offered and include dental assisting, medical assisting, medical laboratory, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, therapy careers and veterinarian studies. The campus also contains a functioning dental clinic under the supervision of a licensed dentist from one of the local dental universities, several hospital beds, training mannequins and a mini physical therapy unit. During the spring semester of the students' third or fourth year of study, a six-week long internship at a local hospital, veterinarian clinic, dental office or pharmacy is completed. All dental assisting, medical assisting and medical laboratory students take the national certification exams in dental assisting, medical assisting or EKG and Phlebotomy upon completion of their required coursework and internships. To ensure equity for all of its students, the campus covers all fees associated with each student's national certification exam. For the 2015-2016 school year, its average passing rate on all four exams was 92%. Overall, a large percentage of the campus' success lies in the rich history of its programs, its diverse community based advisory board and community partnerships and in the selection of highly qualified instructors that have a genuine love for their respective program and for educating all students.