Medical Careers and Sciences Academy
Chatsworth Charter High School’s Medical Careers and Sciences Academy provides a rigorous curriculum that uniquely prepares well-rounded citizens to be college and career ready for the medical career fields. Our students are exposed to a broad range of medical careers. A thoughtfully designed curriculum, guest speakers, job shadowing, internships, college classes, project based learning, portfolio defense, advisories, student research, and field trips provide the students the opportunity to make informed choices in regards to pursue a career in the medical profession.
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We are the first LAUSD school to have earned Link Learning Silver Certification and are currently going for the Gold in 2019.
Why the Medical Careers and Sciences Academy?
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 and Sciences Academy will be enrolled in a rigorous curriculum. Classes are designed to have the academy’s emphasis of Hospice Care. 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 Project Based Learning help better prepare our Chancellors to succeed in state mandated tests and college entrance exams. 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 Courses;
- On-site college courses;
- Job shadowing;
- Field trips;
- Club affiliation opportunities (HOSA);
- Parent Involvement;
- Award assemblies;
- Speakers from medical universities both private and public and technical colleges;
- Medical Equipment hands-on training;
- Mental Health Certification;
- Certificate at graduation;
- CPR Certification;
- Health Occupations Certification;
- Charity Drives;
- Community Service;
- Associates Degree with high school diploma
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