Health Sciences Program

The Health Sciences Program is a four year pathway at the Hanover High School Specialty Center designed for students pursuing careers in health sciences or medical fields.  Students accepted into this program will become full-time Hanover High School Students, and their schedules will be designed to maximize their exposure to curriculum and skills that are necessary in medical careers.  Students will take specialty Health Sciences courses, and many of their core classes will be supplemented with Health Sciences material.

Freshman and Sophomore Years in the Program

During their freshman and sophomore years, students in the health sciences program will be enrolled in core classes that will be enhanced with health sciences objectives and skills.  Health/PE 9, Biology, Chemistry, and Modern Global Studies courses will all be designed to give students additional opportunities to tie their learning to real world application in medical careers.  Ninth and tenth grade students in the program will also take Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences and Medical Terminology, introductory health sciences courses designed to prepare students for courses that they will take in their junior and senior years. Click on the following link to see freshman and sophomore course descriptions: Freshman and Sophomore Health Sciences Course Descriptions.

Junior and Senior Years in the Program

During their junior and senior years in the health sciences program, students will take the following health sciences enhanced core courses:  Chemistry, English 11, English 12, and Probability and Statistics. During their final two years of the program, students will also choose a health sciences career path in which they will specialize.  Click on the following link to learn more about the career pathways:  Health Sciences Career Pathways.

  • Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Biotechnology Research and Development

Click on the links below to learn more about the Health Sciences Program:

Education Expo Specialty Center Slide Show

Specialty Center Brochure

Sample Student 4-Year Schedule

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Specialty Center Information

Chandra Rhue
crhue@hcps.us
804.723.3700

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