Moving steps closer toward opening a medical high school for students at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, members of the school board, administration and community celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new School of Health Professions on Nov. 5.
Located on 2302 N. 21st Street, the high school will open in Fall 2014 and will focus on providing students with curriculum geared towards placing students on career paths for medical professions, including doctors, nurses, and medical technicians. Students will have six areas of study to select from that include The School of Pharmacology/Biomedical Technology, The School of Dental Science, The School of Patient Care, The School of Medical Science Research, The School of Sports Medicine and The School of Surgical Procedures.
Students will have hands on learning experience in the classroom. The goal is to meet curriculum with projects that reflect real life scenarios that a professional in the medical field may see.
During its initial year, the campus will open to eighth and ninth grade students and will add an additional grade level each year until reaching twelfth grade. The campus is expected to serve 500 – 600 students ranging from eighth to twelfth grade.