The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) provides an education focused on preparing urban youth to succeed in competitive colleges and universities, obtain job-readiness certification for entry-level positions with higher wages in health care, and gain new awareness of and seek out a healthier lifestyle.
In 2016, IHSCA achieved a Level 1 rating from CPS recognizing it as a "high performance" school and "a good choice" for families and students. IHSCA students complete a 32-credit curriculum with additional math and science requirements along with English and Spanish instruction all four years. In additional to classroom instruction, students participate in a number of unique career exploration activities including internship programs, experiential projects working with professionals in the field, guest speakers, and more.
Our school offers a variety of supportive services, chief among them the in-depth guidance provided by IHSCA advisors and educators. Our advisors begin working with students during our required summer bridge program before 9th grade, then stay dedicated to the same group of students through out all four years of high school to build a trusting relationship and provide quality, tailored support. Given that our goal for students is not only high school graduation, but also college graduation, IHSCA provides Fifth Year advising, helping students transition through their first year of college.
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