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Vista del Lago's Health Academy program is a 4 year program funded by California Partnership Academy. This innovative program is designed to give the students an overview of the human body, its functions, health care, career options and a capstone course in one of five areas that prepare the student to work in health care.

This pathway prepares students to go into careers which will enhance, sustain or improve the physical wellness of the community in a variety of healthcare settings and focuses on careers in patient care.

Students may be enrolled in the Pre-Academy program as freshmen but must apply in January of the freshman year to enroll in the Academy program. Once in the Academy, students are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher along with passing their pathway electives with a C or better.

Also included below is the Health Academy application for the 10th and 11th grade Academy program. The application needs signed by the parent/guardian and students and turned in to Mrs. Dolan in room A155. The teacher recommendations can be completed online by any Vista del Lago Teacher. Applications are accepted between January 24th and February 12. Interviews of Health Academy Candidates are conducted at the beginning of February.The Program accepts students with a GPA of 1.5 and above as long as their attendance is good and they do not have more than 1-2 referrals depending on the behavior involved.
 
Ninth grade applicants will participate in a state-wide research study on the effectiveness of California Partnership Academies. We are very excited about this opportunity as it will allow us to follow these students for 12 years. We will be able to evaluate how participation in the Health Academy affects student performance in school, employment opportunities and income over the years of the study. The ninth grade application has three pages that need to be filled out and signed. Tenth grade students only need the application. Please see these forms and additional information for freshmen below attached below.