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Academy of Health Careers

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Welcome to the Crystal River High School Academy of Health Careers!

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This program prepares high school students for a multitude of careers in the life sciences as well as offers the opportunity to earn job-ready certifications in each respective pathway. Program pathways include nursing assistant, Project Lead the Way honors biomedical sciences, dental assisting, veterinary assistant, and emergency medical responding/technician. Skills developed in these programs include using tools and technology in the workplace, using quantitative skills appropriately, working within a team, developing effective written and verbal communication skills, understanding complex materials, and learning to critically think on the job.

The Academy of Health Careers is comprised of approximately 240 students who were screened using equitable criteria that correlates with student success in the program. Students are evaluated on their attendance, academic grades, state test scores, and behavior in the classroom.

 Applications are OPEN December 22, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year.
For more information about the application process, please click below.

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The Academy of Health Careers at CRHS is currently proud to offer coursework in the following fields:

(Click on the pathway icon below to learn more about that pathway)

 Biomedical Science  opens in new tab  opens in new tab Nursing Assistant

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Learning Outside the Classroom 


Scrubs will be worn on Wednesdays throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
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The objective of the Academy of Health Careers is to encourage students to become health care workers and to assist students into post secondary education in the pursuit of the health care career of their choice.

For more information about receiving credit through The College of Central Florida, please visit the form below.

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For more information please feel free to contact us:  
By Email:
Annie Schillings
Academy of Health Careers Administrative Assistant

By Phone:
352-795-4641 Ext. 4854

To access the Academy of Health Careers 2023-2024 contract please click here