HSA at RPS

Eligibility requirements

John Marshall High School and Richmond Community High School students.

Program description

HSA at RPS is an academic year program where students work with VCU Pipeline faculty and staff in the fall to complete a VCU Pipeline Profile and formally apply to the program, and accepted participants take a one-credit VCU dual-enrollment course in the spring.  HSA RPS participants take a health sciences exploration course, interactive lectures from health care workers, participate in a mentoring program with VCU undergraduates and attend field trips to VCU.

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 - John Marshall and Richmond Community High Schools
CMST 209 College Success Skills
HSA JM Fall 2018 Syllabus

HSA RCHS Fall 2018 Syllabus

  • Semester Course, 1 lecture hour, 1 credit
  • Service-Learning experiences at Richmond Community and John Marshall High School
  • Fall 2018 meeting time: Fridays from 11 to 12:50 p.m.

Promotes college success skill development in preparation to enter CMST 210, Health Careers Exploration I in the spring 2019 semester. 

Spring 2019 - John Marshall and Richmond Community High Schools
CMST 210 Health Careers Exploration I
HSA RPS Spring 2019 Syllabus

  • Semester Course, 1 lecture hour, 1 credit
  • Mentoring Seminars at Richmond Community and John Marshall High Schools
  • Health career exploration activities at VCU academic and Health campuses
  • Spring 2019 meeting times: TBD

Helps high school students learn college success skills, make informed decisions about the health careers they wish to pursue and plan college-level courses and extracurricular activities to achieve goals.

Dates

September 2018 - May 2019.

Location

John Marshall High School or Richmond Community High School.
VCU Monroe Park and VCU Health Campus.

Contact information

Dr. Seth Leibowitz at (804) 828-1761 or hsacademy@vcu.edu

Developed in 2008, the Health Sciences Academy (HSA) helps high school students make informed choices about the health professions they wish to pursue while providing resources to pursue their chosen careers. 

More than 20 percent of the graduates who complete the course choose to attend VCU for their undergraduate studies. Participants also report that the curriculum has a dramatic impact on their career choices and makes them feel prepared for the academic rigor of the college experience.

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