EXPLORE Health Science and Medical Technology at Elk Grove Unified
Cosumnes Oaks High School
Medical Careers Pathway
The Medical Careers Pathway is a 3-course pathway designed for students who intend to enter the healthcare career field. The pathway curriculum focuses on foundational knowledge and skills needed to be successful in any career involving patient care. The pathway has been aligned with industry developed core competencies and skills, as well as, three Los Rios Community College Courses required for health pathway programs. This pathway also includes guest speakers, job shadowing, internship opportunities and mentorships with industry partners and pre-med students from local colleges.
The mission of Cosumnes Oaks Medical Careers Pathway is to provide the skills and foundational knowledge for students to pursue post-secondary options for healthcare careers and educational programs. Patient care skills will be developed through hands-on activities, pre-med mentors and industry partnerships that provide a variety of real-world experiences.
Articulated post secondary credits are available.
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Laguna Creek High School
The Sports Careers Academy offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide-ranging and growing field, including physical therapy, fitness training and athletic training. Students will have hands-on experience treating sports injuries and working with technology usually reserved for college students. Students also learn how to take care of their own health and wellness.
Students graduate from the academy with:
• Personal trainer certification
• CPR/First Aid certification
• Sports performance assessment training
• Knowledge about the care and prevention of athletic injuries
• Hands-on training with athletic trainers and physical therapists
Pleasant Grove High School
The Biomedical Academy challenges students to take on the same problems as biomedical science professionals, such as teaching healthy lifestyle choices, designing prosthesis and using DNA gel electrophoresis to solve a crime. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. In this small learning community, students have opportunities for leadership and enhancing soft skills in an academically rigorous environment.
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Sheldon High School
The Biotech Academy is for students interested in science-related occupations. Students learn advanced scientific concepts and cutting-edge lab skills that prepare them for both post-secondary education and employment. The academy provides a powerful school-to career educational experience – a blend of academic instruction and on-the-job experience with local industries.
Biotech prepares students for both post-secondary education and employment in the current and emerging high-growth science career labor market. The Biotechnology Academy meets the needs of all students by combining ongoing and direct contact with local and regional industries and post-secondary institutions with rigorous, integrated academic instruction and meaningful, on-the-job experiences.
Valley High School
EKG / Medical Assisting / Phlebotomy Programs
The standards for the Patient Care programs apply to occupations or functions involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. The standards specify the knowledge and skills needed by professional and technical personnel pursuing careers in these programs.
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Health TECH Academy
Tomorrow’s Employees in Careers in Health (Health TECH) is an innovative public health program that combines a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with advanced technology, student workplace experience and direct contact with local health agencies. Together these elements create a school-to-work educational experience for all students interested in health-related occupations. The Health TECH program ensures that students receive a solid foundation in workplace literacy and participate in specialized performance-based curricula that will prepare them to compete successfully in tomorrow’s technological society.
All course content and integrated curricula have been designed to meet model curriculum standards and Elk Grove Unified School District graduation requirements, as well as university, college and community college entrance requirements. Health TECH is a district-certified academy.
Health Science and Medical Industry News
Twenty-nine Sheldon High School students in the Elk Grove Unified School District competed and won awards in the 2020 Teen Biotech Challenge. In the first, second and third place award categories, five Sheldon students proudly placed in each rank. Another 14 received...
Pleasant Grove High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to celebrate the opening of two classrooms for their Biomedical Academy. With the goal of increasing student achievement through small learning environments, career exploration and...
Successful Bio-Tech Academy at Sheldon High School Receives Coveted State Recognition as a Distinguished Academy
The Distinction Honors State’s Top Career Technical Education Programs ELK GROVE, Calif. – February 4, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District is happy to announce that the California Department of Education selected the Bio-tech Academy at Sheldon High...
Photo Caption: 2018 EXPLORE CTE Medical Program Completers Every year students from across the district and nearby charter schools take advantage of a great opportunity, the Explore CTE Medical Programs. Explore CTE Medical offers medical assistant, EKG technician,...
25 Elk Grove Unified Students Receive Top Honors in 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge Website Building Competition
Competition Aims to Engage Students to Broaden Understanding of Biotechnological Advancements ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 25, 2018 – Sheldon High School Bio-Technology Academy students walked away with 23 awards in the 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) using website...
Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs
Recognition Highlights Academies and Pathways Meeting Highest Quality ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 50 Career Technical Education (CTE) academies and pathways that demonstrated progress...
On Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Laguna Creek High School's (LCHS) women's soccer team was practicing when a player suffered an asthma attack. The LCHS Sports Careers Academy (SCA) students that assisted a women's soccer player (on right) through a medical emergency...
Hoses, ladders and fire turnips covered Valley High School's basketball courts for the official launch of the school's new Fire and Emergency Services Pathway. Held on Thursday, September 7, the Sacramento Fire Department’s Station 7 firefighters visited the school in...
Bio-Tech Students Become GMP-Certified during SPARK Program Internship at UC Davis STEM Cell Institute
Five Sheldon High School's Biotech Academy students wrapped up their hands-on internship at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. Part of the SPARK Research Scholars internship program, the program allows students to take part in an eight-week, mentored...
Sheldon High School Students Receive Top Honors in 2017 Teen Bio-Tech Challenge Website Building Competition
Competition Aims to Engage Students to Broaden Understanding of Biotechnological Advancements ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 11, 2017 – Sheldon High School Bio-Technology Academy students walked away with 19 awards in the 2017 Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) using website...