• Socorro High School

    Health Professions Academy (HPA)

    Our academy is geared for students who have a strong interest in medicine. Whether they aspire to be a physician, registered nurse, pharmacist, a surgeon, or radiologist or any other profession within healthcare our academy will prepare and equip them with foundational medical knowledge as well as real world experiences. The academy is more than a high school program; it is a partnership between SISD, area colleges, universities and health care facilities around El Paso that give our students a foundation in healthcare professions, and help us prepare them for an entry-level health care career.

    Through classroom instruction and hands on experiences, HPA prepares students to tackle the rigor and depth of college work for any healthcare program and prepares them for the world of work and enhances their critical thinking skills.  

    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

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