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A Warm Welcome to Alliance Health Services Academy! 

Alliance Health Services Academy is a public charter high school employing the theme of healthcare to provide students with comprehensive college-preparatory ...

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WORK-BASED LEARNING

Health Services Academy (HSA) High School's Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program is a key part of the educational experience at HSA, supporting the school’s mission of providing inner-city minority students with a health professions career program that will enable them to successfully transition into higher education and health care related majors and careers.  The WBL Program targets ethnic minority groups defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges as “underrepresented in the medical professions relative to their numbers in the general population”- primarily African-Americans and Latinos.

OBJECTIVES

The WBL Program has been designed to act as an education pipeline; providing underserved minority high school students in South Los Angeles with academic and experiential education opportunities focused on motivating and preparing them to move from secondary education into college and careers in healthcare.  

Program objectives include the following:
  • Contextualized learning within the WBL Program will measurably improve overall student achievement.
  • Students will demonstrate a wider and clearer understanding of the health care field and its required skills.
  • Students will exhibit increased proficiency in career and technical skills.
  • Students will show an increase in their motivation to pursue tertiary education and health care career opportunities.

The WBL Program follows a progressive path from Grade 9 through Grade 12.  Click here to view the program timeline.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

The various components of the WBL program have been developed to provide students with hands-on opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills through exposure, practical experience, research and service related to health services.  These include:


PARTNERS

All aspects of the WBL Program are provided in collaboration with key partners throughout the medical, health care, academic and business communities.  For information on the incredible opportunities provided by our partners, and a list of current partners, please click here.

LONG-TERM IMPACT

Research has shown health care workers from underrepresented minority groups are more likely to care for minority patients and serve in high-poverty, underserved communities.  Based in South Los Angeles, HSA is located in Los Angeles County’s Service Planning Area (SPA) 6.  Evidence shows that SPA 6 ranks as one of the most disadvantaged and under-resourced communities in the nation, particularly in medical services.  As stated, there is a need in the school’s community for health care professionals with the same racial and ethnic demographics.  HSA’s curriculum and programs will work to promote diversity in the health professions and help reduce health care disparities evident in SPA 6.

During a visit to HSA, Herb K. Shultz, Regional 9 Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shared, "Educating the healthcare workforce of tomorrow is a top priority of our department.  But we must go further.  We must challenge our children to take healthcare into their own hands."  HSA is endeavoring to do just that.

EARLY IMPACT ON STUDENTS  

By introducing students to the health services field, HSA is already helping to shape their futures.  Sophomore Jamie had always dreamed of being an OB/GYN, but didn't think it would be possible.  Now in her second year at HSA, Jamie is seeing things differently.  "Health Services Academy impacts me to further think outside my boundaries and go into the career of my dreams," she said recently.  Aldair, also a 10th grader, had told his Medical Science Teacher throughout his 9th grade year that he just wanted to work with computers and had no interest in medicine.  By the end of the year, he had decided to pursue a career in bioengineering.  

"I seriously know what I want to do with my life now that I've had that special opportunity to experience first hand what doctors do. That totally set off a lightbulb in my head," said one freshman after a trip to the UCLA Simulation Center.  A sophomore who attended several field trips shared, "I enjoyed the variety of things I did.  They inspired my classmates and I to keep moving and enter college.  There's so much for us to learn.  I can't wait to begin my journey in college." 

We are excited to continue to provide these experiences for our students through the Work-Based Learning Program.



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Upcoming news

HSA'S Team Continues to Grow

HSA'S Team Continues to Grow Every new year brings new faces to the HSA's family. This year we welcome several new teachers, a parent liaison, and a in- house substitute. We are pleased to welcome them into the HSA family and we know they'll contribute to HSA's core values. If you see any of them around the campus don't hesitate to give them a warm HSA welcome.
Farewell Mr. Alvarez

Farewell Mr. Alvarez Please click on the link to view a special tribute to a teacher who will be greatly missed at HSA.
Click here to cast your vote for the Alliance Mentoring Program (AMP)

Click here to cast your vote for the Alliance Mentoring Program (AMP) Cast your VOTE by this Friday (9/12/14) to help Alliance win $100,000 to expand its Alliance Mentoring Program (AMP)!
School Coordinating Council (SCC) Information

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Advisory Video

Advisory Video Please view the advisory video for important information regarding our new advisory curriculum!
Class of 2014 Graduation Photo Album
Take a look at the graduation photo album for our class of 2014! Click here for the link.
HSA In the News!

HSA In the News! Alliance Health Services Academy was on KPCC this morning with story about the summer bridge program.

Stealing a page from successful college “bridge” programs to help high school students make the transition, some Southern California high schools are offering similar programs for incoming 9th graders.
2014-15 school year begins on Monday, August 4, 2014

2014-15 school year begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 The 2014-15 school year will begin on Monday, August 4th at the Henry Clay complex located at 12226 S. Western. The move to the new Western site will take place later in the month. More info to come.
2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook Video

2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook Video Video explanation of the 2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook. All parents and guardians should review the handbook and watch the video. Information found within includes the attendance policy, discipline policy, and uniform policy.

Please contact the main office if you have any questions.
Technology Parent PowerPoint
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Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month: Movies at Lunchtime
Date: 9/30/2014, 12:45 PM 1:15 PM
Location: Room 72
Senior Ice Cream Cookie Sale
Date: 9/30/2014, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Dress for Success Day
Date: 10/1/2014
Azusa Pacific University Rep
Date: 10/1/2014, 1:40 PM 2:30 PM
Leadership Team Meeting
Date: 10/1/2014, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM

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