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    Rewards, Opportunities, and Requirements

     

     

    Rewards and Opportunities

     

     

    • Academy shirts
    • Letter of recommendation from the Academy Coordinator
    • Academy graduation credential certificates (  honor cords); academy completer noted on transcript
    • Networking with health care professionals in the community
    • Summer Programs/Camps
    • Tours, job shadowing, career fair experiences, field trips
    • Annual recognition and awards for achievement in academics and community/volunteer service.
    • Community/Volunteer Programs
    • Points earned towards acceptance in the JSCC Practical/Associate's Degree nursing programs
    • Career Prep development (resume, interviewing, job skills)
    • College level course credit


    8th grade requirements
       1.  Apply to the academy during the fall semester of the 8th grade.
       2.  Register to take Health Team Relations.
       3.  Maintain good grades and discipline for the remainder of the school year.
       4.  The day after 8th grade graduation, the student may begin earning the 25 hours of volunteer service required during the 9th grade year.

    9th grade requirements
       1.  Take required health sciences courses based on your chosen plan of study.
       2.  Complete 25 hours of volunteer/community service by the April deadline.
       3.  Be a good representative of the academy. Strive to maintain a 3.0 weighted average and keep a clean discipline record (no category ll or lll).
       4.  Attend as many enrichment activities as possible.   
       
     
     
    10th grade requirements
       1.  Take the required health sciences academy courses and/or other courses based on your chosen plan of study.
       2.  Complete an additional 25 hours of volunteer/community service by the April deadline. (Should have 50 cumulative hours).
       3.  Be a good representative of the academy. Keep a clean discipline record (no category ll or lll).
       4.  By the end of the year have at least a 3.0 (weighted)  GPA (grade point average), and maintain this throughout the remainder of high school.   
       5.  If the College Transfer Pathway--Associate in Science or the College Transfer--Associate Degree Nursing pathway is chosen then show college readiness         on an appropriate assessment. (Ex. PSAT or Pre-ACT).  If your scores don't qualify you, see your guidance counselor or academy coordinator about                 taking the accuplacer at JSCC or find out if you qualify to take  college transfer English and Math classes because you have a 3.5 GPA.
       6.  Update your portfolio in career cruising.
         
       
    11th grade requirements
       1.   Based on your plan of study enroll in the appropriate college courses at James Sprunt Community College.
       2.   Maintain at least a  2.0 GPA on all college coursework and a 3.0 overall weighted GPA.
       3.   Meet minimum attendance requirements in your college coursework as required in your high school courses. 
       4.   Complete an additional 25 hours of volunteer/community service by the April deadline. (Should have 75 cumulative hours).
       5.   Be a good representative of the academy. Keep a clean discipline record (no category ll or lll).
     
     
    12th grade requirements
       1.  Take required health sciences academy courses and/or appropriate college courses based on your plan of study.
       2.  Maintain at least a  2.0 GPA on all college coursework and at least a 3.0 overall weighted GPA.
       3.  Meet minimum attendance requirements in your college coursework as required in your high school courses.
       4.  Complete an additional 25 hours of volunteer/community service by the April deadline. (Should have 100 cumulative hours).
       5.  Be a good representative of the academy. Keep a clean discipline record (no category ll or lll).
     
     
     
    **At the end of the senior year students should have completed their chosen plan of study and obtained 100 hours in volunteer/community service.   
     
    **Students not abiding by these requirements will be removed from the Health Sciences Academy.
     
       

     

     

Last Modified on August 30, 2017