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Career Academies  :  Academy of Health Careers

Academy of Health Careers
Lafayette High School
3000 W. Congress Street
Lafayette, LA

The Lafayette High Academy of Health Careers is a program of instruction that ensures that students selecting a career in health care have every opportunity to meet their career and educational goals and prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly changing professional world. 

Elements the program will include:  Partnerships with health care professional agencies, mentors/guest speakers to motivate and encourage students, School-to-Career emphasis - allowing students to see relevance of school and the real world professional health care, teaching teams where students are assigned to a team of specific academy teachers, integrating focused curriculum in which multiple courses work collaboration with each other and make connections with materials studied in class and the world of health care, a sense of caring and special support from peer academy students and core teachers.

The program is open to first time freshmen and sophomores parish wide.  Freshmen must enroll in Introduction to Health Occupations course and sophomores must enroll in both the Introduction to Health Occupations and either Health Science I or Allied Health I courses.