Health Sciences

Students participate in health science-related experiences to understand future employment opportunities in this growing sector of the economy. Students gain a firm understanding of psychology and the human system, including a generalist view of the many professions available to a prospective healthcare professional.

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Now that I’ve taken the VANTAGE (Health Sciences) classes, I’m sure that’s what I want to go into.

- Mikayla, Health Sciences student

The VANTAGE Experience

In addition to their coursework in AP Psychology and Human Anatomy, students can earn certification as nursing assistant registered (NAR) or emergency medical responder (EMR). This certification gives students advanced training and a jump-start in the healthcare field.

Students are paired with a one-on-one mentor for the year as part of the VANTAGE program. Each semester, they work on external company projects, working on a real-world problem/challenge. Students receive valuable insights through guest instruction and enriching site visits that align with their academic curriculum. Throughout this experience, students develop and hone essential skills such as professionalism, teamwork, effective communication, problem-solving and leadership.


Register for Health Sciences if you are interested in: 

  • Careers in the bioscience or medical fields
  • The human body
  • Earning college credit through AP Psychology
  • Getting a jump start in your health science career by receiving a NAR or EMR certification

Course Credit

Grades offered: 11-12
MHS credits: 2.25 

  • AP Psychology (1.0 social studies credit - weighted)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1.0 science elective credit)
  • Medical Sciences (.25 science elective credit)
    • Students choose between Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR) or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course options.