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Health Tech Academy



Health Tech Academy Tomorrow’s Employees in Careers in Health (Health TECH) is an innovative public health program.  Students have opportunities for actual workplace experience.
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community Health workers program The VHS Health TECH Academy is the first in the country with a Community Health Worker training program!
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HealthTECH Academy

Health Careers 9
Fundamentals of Public Health
Applied Public Health
Behavioral Health

Allied Health

Health Careers 9
Fundamentals of Public Health
Medical Terminology
Medical Assisting or EKG Tech
Tutoring Resources for Students

Tutoring Resources for Students


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Health TECH Academy

If you are considering any career in healthcare, Health TECH is for you! This four-year public health program features:
  • The first community health worker certification program in the country at the high school level
  • Excellent curriculum covering key topics in healthcare including infectious and noninfectious diseases, mental and behavioral health, fitness, nutrition, and more
  • Hands-on training in CPR/First Aid, vital signs, and more
  • Partnerships with Kaiser Permanente, community organizations, and post-secondary schools Excellent opportunities like field trips, interactions with healthcare professionals, programs and conferences, internships (some paid internships are available)
  • Students are together in a cohort through English, math, science, health, and some social science classes, creating a support network 
  • Most importantly, Health TECH provides you real-world experiences and skills that will put you above the competition and prepare you for college and career.
  • To apply to the Health TECH Academy, see Mr. Black in room F-1 or Ms. Wardlaw in F-3.

Allied Health

This pathway is another opportunity to become involved in the medical field. At the end of this pathway students will have all the skill necessary to become a medical assistant or EKG tech. In addition to classroom training, there is also practical field work with internships which are needed to complete this certificate program.


Black, Rodney Health Teacher, Health TECH Academy Coordinator
Bottoms, Lauren Social Science Teacher
Brescia, Melissa English Teacher
Brockmann, Robert Science Teacher
Dickinson, Thomas Vice Principal
Geibel, Laurie Science Teacher
Haas, Stephanie Math Teacher
Lopez, Tavish English Teacher
Orr, Carolyn Math Teacher
Raske, Christopher Science Teacher
Steele, Kenneth Science Teacher
To, Phuong Counselor
Van Steyn, Charles Art and Yearbook Teacher
Vargas, Teresa English Teacher
Wardlaw, Angela Health Teacher