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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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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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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

Health Services Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year!

Health Services Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year! Click on the link to fill out an online application.
SCC Meeting this Thursday

SCC Meeting this Thursday Click on the link to see the agenda.
Mock Interviews at Alliance Schools

Mock Interviews at Alliance Schools A well-organized resume and a strong presence during interviews go a long way when applying for colleges and first jobs. Please join Alliance Young Professionals to help Junior-year high school students develop their professional skills by participating in mock interviews.

Visit the link to RSVP and sign up for an interview session of your choice. If your schedule permits, we encourage you to sign up for more than one interview session.
Carving Pumpkins with the Principal (10/24 @ 4:00pm)

Carving Pumpkins with the Principal (10/24 @ 4:00pm) Join Dr. McCullough and the rest of the HSA family to carve pumpkins in preparation for the fall on Friday, October 24th from 4-6pm. Click on the link for more information and to sign up.
Celebrate Success Art Contest

Celebrate Success Art Contest Are you interested in winning $250 for your original artwork? If so, consider joining the 2015 Art Contest! As part of the F3 Education Awards Foundation, this statewide art contest is open to all K-12 public education students. Click the link above for more details.
2014-15 Vocabulary Bowl Kicks Off

2014-15 Vocabulary Bowl Kicks Off Students, take part in a new, nationwide challenge: The Vocabulary Bowl. The Vocabulary Bowl is a challenge in which schools compete to see who can master the most words and come out on top of the leaderboard for the 2014-2015 school year.
Week 10 Parent Conferences (Thursday October 9th)

Week 10 Parent Conferences (Thursday October 9th) Please click on the link to view the flyer for parent conferences.
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)!
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Upcoming Events

Dia De Los Muertos @ Hollywood Forver Cemetery
Date: 11/1/2014
Canned Food Drive
Date: 11/3/2014
Canned Food Drive
Date: 11/4/2014
Senior Elote Sale
Date: 11/4/2014, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Canned Food Drive
Date: 11/5/2014

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