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Mary metz foley iqbal chadda greg dawn haima aczon

7th-14th grade Health Academy Pipeline Program between Andrew Hill High School & Sylvandale Middle School

Mary Metz-Foley, Iqbal Chadda, Greg Dawn, Haima Aczon

Mission statement
Mission Statement

* All student members will graduate from Andrew Hill High School & Sylvandale Middle School while completing admission requirements for post-secondary education.

* Opportunities for student involvement in the health professions will be offered

* We will offer students enriching experiences to explore various health careers through community partnerships.

The team
The Team

  • Ms. Bettina Lopez, Principal, Andrew Hill

  • Dan Fowler, Principal, Sylvandale

  • Dr. John Porter, Superintendent

  • Susan Tidyman, CASN (

  • Mary Metz, Coordinator, Andrew Hill

  • Iqbal Chadda, Lead Teacher, Sylvandale

  • Health Academy Teachers

  • Middle School Health Academy Teachers

  • Community Business Partners

  • Post-Secondary Education Partners

What was the impetus to create the middle school health academy
What was the impetus to create the middle school health academy?

  • Major achievement gap problems

  • Lowest performing middle school in the county in 2011

  • Parent and community groups demanding change

  • Health Careers Academy idea was being explored with Andrew Hill High School.

How did the advisory board come about
How did the advisory board come about? academy?

Susan Tidyman ( CASN) and Superintendent Porter have had a history of positive experiences setting up career academies across the country over the past 25 years to help transform struggling high schools.

Through that experience we learned the importance of setting up an effective steering committee to oversee each academy and smaller learning community. This is also is a requirement for sustainability (via the research).

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  • 15 Steps To Building And Maintaining A Large Partner Base For A Career Academy*

  • Step 1: Define your potential partners

  • Step 2: Recruit your first few partners

  • Step 3: Organize and use your advisory board

  • Step 4: Define the partners' roles and responsibilities

  • Step 5: Develop an activities calendar for the semester/year

Advisory boards
Advisory Boards For A Career Academy*

  • Step 6: Recruit classroom speakers

  • Step 7: Recruit field trip sites

  • Step 8: Recruit mentors

  • Step 9: Develop formal partnerships

  • Step 10: Make your local college a partner

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Advisory Boards For A Career Academy*

  • Step 11: View companies and colleges, not individuals, as partners

  • Step 12: Respond to partner concerns

  • Step 13: Publicize partner activities

  • Step 14: Continually expand partner contacts

  • Step 15: Value your partners

    * The terms "advisory board" and "steering committee" are used interchangeably.

Opportunities For A Career Academy*

  • Problems to overcome:

  • Resources – money, people, time

  • Set up advisory board

  • Find business partners at the junior college

    Opportunities for your school:

  • Provide skills to students and workforce to the community

Primary objectives
Primary Objectives For A Career Academy*

  • Increase students success rate in core curricular areas

  • Improve graduation rate and college-going rates

  • Increase number of students who successfully complete requirements for college and career.

Specific objectives
Specific Objectives For A Career Academy*

  • Increase the percentage of underrepresented minorities in advanced science classes

    1. Minorities 2. Women 3. ELL

    4. Men in nursing 5. Special Ed students

    6. At-risk youth

Business partners
Business Partners For A Career Academy*

  • The Health Trust of San Jose

  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

  • San Jose Regional Medical Center

  • Community Health Partnership (AHEC)

  • San Jose State University

  • Stanford Medical School

  • Mission College, DeAnza, Evergreen

  • CVS, Walgreens, Riteaid

  • Santa Clara County Mental Health Department

Financial plan
Financial Plan For A Career Academy*

Current Funding:

  • .4 FTE release (soft money)

  • State of California Health Science Capacity Building grant

  • Carl Perkins

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Career Guidance For A Career Academy*To assist students in making informed decisions regarding entry into high-skill, high-wage careers

  • Guest Speakers Series

  • Health Career Fairs

  • Job Shadowing Opportunities

  • Articulated Courses offer College Credit

  • Career Assessment at

  • Industry Opportunities/Work Based Learning

  • Field Trips to Post-Secondary Institutions

  • Professionalism Rubrics on Soft Skills

Activities for high school students
Activities for High School Students For A Career Academy*

  • Job shadowing at Kaiser& San Jose Regional

  • Field trips to San Jose State and other 4-year and 2-year colleges

  • Guest speakers from the health field

  • Career fair in February

  • Summer programs—Certified Nurses Assistant, Career Summer Institute in Mental Health, Kaiser launch

  • Specialty programs—Stem Project with Stanford Medical Students

  • Youth Diabetes Coaching Project with O’Connor.

  • Med School 101 (Stanford)

Student clubs
Student Clubs For A Career Academy*

  • Red Cross Club

  • Club Med

  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)


    Student Clubs provide students with volunteering opportunities, service learning projects, leadership skills, presentation skills, and community engagement

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7 For A Career Academy*th & 8th Career Exploration

  • Experiences for Middle School Students in a Health Academy

  • Research Project on careers

  • Visiting Colleges

  • Science Fair

  • JUMP HOSA Chapter

  • Thinking Scientifically

  • Guest Speakers

  • After-School Club with a Medical Theme

  • Study Skills/AVID

  • Medical Projects

  • The Real Game

  • High School students provide a mini bootcamp (one day) for middle-schoolers to learn how to take blood pressure, First Aid, and CPR training.

  • STEM Projects

  • Integrated Projects

  • Gardening/Nutrition Projects

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What For A Career Academy*is HOSA-JUMP?

  • HOSA-JUMP is a 6th to 8th grade student led organization designed to be a stepping-stone for students interested in entering the health science and medical technology field.

  • HOSA-JUMP members have the opportunity to participate in career exploration through guest speakers, field trips, and middle school-high school mentorship. JUMP members also begin their health science education by participating in labs, student-led training, and classroom integrated curriculum. Through chapter management, including fund-raising and community service, JUMP students learn team-work strategies, leadership values, and positive work ethic. Through the competitive events program, students study various topics for mastery, familiarizing themselves with medical terminology, public speaking, and health care careers.

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How to get For A Career Academy*JUMP HOSA started!

  • Step 1: Locate your nearest secondary Cal-HOSA chapter and choose a JUMP Advisor

  • Step 2: Hold a preliminary meeting with all advisors to discuss a plan for JUMP

  • Step 3: Secure support of administrators at the district and both school sites

  • Step 4: Plan and implement a kick-off event

  • Step 5: Hold a parent information meeting

Jump hosa
JUMP HOSA For A Career Academy*

  • Step 6: Become a chartered organization on your campus

  • Step 7: Conduct initial team building event

  • Step 8: Conduct vertical articulation with high school

  • Step 9: Set and hold regular JUMP chapter meetings

  • Step 10: Elect Chapter officers

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JUMP HOSA For A Career Academy*

  • Step 11: Attend Regional Leadership Conference

  • Step 12: Complete Cal-HOSA Affiliation by December 15th each year.

  • Step 13: Facilitate officers’ development of a Plan of Work

  • Step 14: Utilize secondary/post-secondary chapter students for activities

  • Step 15: Attend the Cal-HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC)

  • GO TO CAL-HOSA.ORG for a Complete JUMP HOSA Guide

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Rigorous & Relevant Curriculum For A Career Academy*To insure that students enrolled in career programs develop academic skills necessary for success

  • Elements of Nursing, Medical Biology, Medical Physics, Algebra—10th grade

  • Physiology/Anatomy, Psychology for Health & Human Services, Pharmacy Clerk, Medical Terminology—11th grade

  • Medical Chemistry, IB Sports Science Certified Nurses Assistants Course—12th grade

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Programs of Study For A Career Academy*To insure that students participate in successive experiences that build upon previous ones. Sequencing of instruction helps a student become more goal oriented.

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  • Resources for Industry, Community, and Educators For A Career Academy*

  • Health Careers Resource ConsortiumA statewide resource center that supports health careers education through technical assistance, professional development opportunities, resource documents, career path marketing materials, and summer Educator Internship Institutes. Resources for educators, students and health care industry partners are available through the Health Careers Resource Consortium Web site.

  • California Association of Health CareersA statewide organization comprised of dedicated educators and health care industry representatives committed to the preparation of a qualified health care workforce. The mission of the California Association of Health Careers Educators (CAHCE) is to improve the quality of career preparation and education, provide professional growth opportunities, networking, leadership, advocacy, and support for health careers educators throughout California.

  • California Health Occupations Students of America (Cal-HOSA)A student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.   Cal-HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health occupations education programs. Membership in HOSA is restricted to health occupations students.

  • California Career Pathways Consortia (CCPC)Five individual consortia/projects have been involved in Career Technical Education and Tech Prep for a number of years: the Agriculture Project at Modesto Jr. College; the Business Project at Allan Hancock Community College District; the Health Services Project at Kern High School District; Engineering Project at American River College; and the Industrial and Technology Project at State Center Consortium. The mission of the CCPC is to offer a variety of services, products, and technical assistance to providers of career opportunities and education.

  • National Consortium on Health Science & Technology Education (NCHSTE)The National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science and technology education.

  • Health Care Foundation StandardsThe standards reflect the skills and knowledge, both academic and technical, necessary to pursue a full range of opportunities within the health careers cluster from entry level to management, including technical and professional specialties.  

  • Health Care Foundation Standards AssessmentA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is available at National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education This assessment will provide a certificate for students who pass both academic and technical skills necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within the health care cluster, including technical and professional career specialties.

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  • Benefits for Students For A Career Academy*

  • Enables students to make career decisions consistent with their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and academic achievement.

  • Provides a program of instruction that prepares students for postsecondary education and for employment.

  • Enables more students to achieve higher levels of academic and career preparation.

  • Provides added relevancy and meaning to the students' educational learning from kindergarten through career.

  • Eliminates the need for remediation for students in the health careers program who wish to enter postsecondary education or employment.

Value for all
Value for All For A Career Academy*

  • Education-business partnership activities have a significant impact on student performance.

  • Education-business partnerships have a significant impact on the academic preparation of their future work force.

  • Employees appreciate the opportunity to represent their company and share and work with students. As a result, employees have increased commitment to their employer.

Risks rewards
Risks & Rewards For A Career Academy*

  • Risks- You must be able to deliver what you promise to deliver in terms of students and their education

  • Addressing risk

    Micromanage until programs are established

    Be dependable for all students and faculty

  • Rewards

    Students will value school and their experiences.

    Students will be productive members of the workforce.

    Students will credit the school with their success.

Key issues
Key Issues For A Career Academy*

  • Near term

    • Set up communication with key people at a college regarding articulation and work through the partnership.

    • Set up an Advisory Board

  • Long term

    • Value business partners. Fulfill all promises and keep everyone informed.

Contact information questions
Contact Information/Questions For A Career Academy*

  • Andrew Hill High School

  • Mary Metz-Foley---408-347-4143

  • Sylvandale Middle School

  • Iqbal Chadda---408-363-5700

  • Greg Dawn

  • Haima Aczon