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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

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
Please click on the attachment to open the Technology PowerPoint.
2014-15 Calendar

2014-15 Calendar Please find a copy of the important dates for the 2014-15 school year. Dates can also be found on the website calendar.
Graduation 2014 Pictures

Graduation 2014 Pictures Graduating class of 2014, graduation pictures are ready for ordering. If you are interested in ordering a picture of you receiving your diploma, please follow the steps listed here.
Alumni Information Form
Congraduations graduates! We hope that you are doing well and that things are going as you planned them. We miss you all very much and hope that you can visit us soon. We would love to know what you are up do and how things are going. Please take a few minutes to complete the following form. Click on this message for the link to the form. Once you complete this form, please be sure to register as an alumni by going to the "ALUMNI" tab located on the top of the website.
Regional Rugby Tournament!!
Kick off this summer by joining the HSA Rugby team for their Youth 7s Tournament on Saturday June 7th from 8:30am – 5:30pm. The tournament will be hosted here on our HSA field, and other teams from around the area will be here to play rugby games throughout the day. There will be food and entertainment as well. The last tournament had over 400 attendants!! Please come out and support our Boys Rugby team.
More SUMMER JOBS!!!!
There are four additional summer job opportunities.

1. JVS Youth Services
2. Earn and Learn Youth Jobs
3. Summer Youth Employment Program
4. Youth Works
Summer Jobs...APPLY NOW!
HIRE LA’s Youth and Mayor Eric Garcetti are committed to providing 10,000 summer jobs for young people ages 14-24 who live in the City of Los Angeles. Youth who complete the two-part Application Form will enter a lottery where randomly selected candidates will be invited to apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program [SYEP]. If selected, youth will be required to provide proof of eligibility.
Opportunity for Seniors & Juniors with City Year
CITY YEAR is a non-profit organization that unites young people for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these young leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods.
Requirements:
*Must be between the ages of 17-24 to apply *U.S. citizenship, or permanent resident status *Commitment to ten months of full-time community service
*Must be a high school senior or have a high school diploma or GED
Responsibilities:
*Serve as tutors, mentors to elementary, middle, and high school students
*Recruit community volunteers
*Research, evaluate and document service results
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Upcoming Events

Alliance Summer Professional Development
Date: 8/1/2014
First Day of Fall Semester
Date: 8/4/2014
Leadership Team Meeting
Date: 8/6/2014, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Senior Breakfast
Date: 8/8/2014
HOLIDAY: Labor Day
Date: 9/1/2014

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16.66% (3)

Working

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