• Socorro High School

    Health Professions Academy (HPA)

    The Health Professions Academy (HPA)  is more than a high school program; it is a partnership between SISD, area colleges, universities and health care facilities to give students  a foundation in healthcare professions, preparing them for an entry-level health professions and opportunities for dual credit. 

    Through classroom instruction and hands on experiences, HPA prepares students to tackle the rigor and depth of college work in health professions and provides  the option for quick entry into a health professions career immediately upon graduation. 

    The HPA program:

    • Offers practical experience solving health science related problems in small groups
    • Features clinical rotations in which students work side by side healthcare professionals at partner facilities
    • Aligns students with scholarship opportunities
    • Offers the opportunity to become certified and licensed to work as a Pharmacy Technician, Level one Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic 1), Medical Assistant, or Dental Assistant
    • Opportunity to participate in HOSA competitive events-- fun travel involved!
    • Dual Credit Courses
    • Students will be working towards a Biology Major
    • Externships
    • Student Board of Directors at Hospitals of Providence
    • Opportunity to become a part of Texas Tech's Double T Honors High School Program
    • Opportunity to become a member of UTEP's Medical Professionals Organization High School Chapter

     HPA Video