The health science program at Henderson County High School has been recognized as one of eight winners of Advance CTE’s 2019 Excellence in Action awards. The awards recognize superior career and technical education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation that show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success.
Henderson County High’s health science program launched nearly 35 years ago and has grown from one pathway with two instructors to three pathways with five instructors. It serves more than 500 students and is one of the largest CTE programs of study in the state.
As students progress through the program, they can focus on one of these areas: allied health, pre-nursing and medical administrative assistant. Regardless of their focus area, all seniors are required to participate in one of the work-based learning experiences offered at 47 local healthcare facilities. Through dual credit courses, health science students can earn up to 12 college credits as well as five industry-recognized credentials, ensuring they are ready to continue their education or enter the workplace.