More than a Small Learning Academy
The new Medical Careers and Sciences Academy at Chatsworth Charter High School, is a small learning academy that began in September of 2008. Our teachers have spent countless hours planning, researching and developing what they feel is the best in the Small Learning Academy business. We are in our second year of our Linked Learning grant. The opportunities are endless.
Looking for Careers in the Medical Field
There is a huge misconception that students enrolled in CCHS’s Medical Careers and Sciences Academy will be groomed to become doctors. On the contrary, medical academy students will be exposed to all aspects of the medical profession. Through a carefully designed curriculum, guest speakers, job shadowing, student research and additional high learning opportunities, students will be given the tools and taught the life skills necessary to make informative choices in regards to pursuing a career in the medical profession.
What’s in store for the Medical Careers and Sciences Academy Student
Chancellors in the Medical Careers Academy will be enrolled in a rigorous curriculum. Classes are designed to have the academy’s emphasis. Students will participate in lessons with real world applications. Core classes and electives will be centered around the medical profession bound Chancellor. The cliché of, “Why do I need to learn this?” will never be asked in these specially designed lessons. CCHS’s Medical Academy teachers are always revisiting the curriculum to assure that all lessons meet the Common Core Standards and help better prepare our Chancellors to succeed in state mandated tests. Every detail of the academy is in constant review to make this program the best that it can possibly be.
The program includes but is not limited to these opportunities:
- Guest speakers from all aspects of the medical profession
- A Medical Careers’ Academy Board consisting of community, parents, staff, teachers and students
- AP on-line courses
- New courses never offered at Chatsworth Charter High School
- On-site college courses and concurrent enrollment
- Job shadowing
- Field trips
- Club affiliation opportunities (HOSA)
- Parent Involvement
- Award assemblies
- Speakers from medical universities both private and public and Technical Colleges
- Certificate at graduation
- CPR Certification
- Charity Drives
- Community Service