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Mission of CVHS Health Academy

The CVHS Health Academy will promote public & mental health awareness and education for youth and communities of the Coachella Valley.

Transition students to their future in health careers through planning today.



The CVHS Health Academy will promote public & mental health awareness and education for youth and communities of the Coachella Valley

CVHS HOSA’s student-designed media campaign on I-10 freeway & SunLine Bus shelters throughout the Coachella Valley

Our student-developed commercial PSA playing on Mix 100.5 FM radio.

Media & PR for CVHS touch here

CVHS Resources

Desert Health News article link: Keeping Kids in School

CVHS Health Academy calendar link: Calendar

Coachella Valley High School link: CVHS website

Coachella Valley Unified School District link: CVUSD

CVHS Counseling: Counseling

Solid Interview Tips (for upcoming interviews): Link to Tips

We thank our community supporters and resources

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia 56 District link: Assemblymember Garcia

Borrego Health link: Borrego Health

Cal-HOSA link: California HOSA

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership link: CVEP

Congressman Raul Ruiz link: Congressman Ruiz

HOSA International link: Competitive Events

National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI

Regional Access Project link: RAP

Safehouse of the Desert: SafeHouse

Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians link to site

Health Academy Application

Mission Statement

HOSA, or Health Occupations Students of America, is an international Career Technical Student Organization. HOSA’s mission:

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.

Rights & Responsibilities

Program Requirements:

 GPA min 2.0 (maintain after acceptance)

 Attendance & Punctuality 90%

 Community Service 30 hrs / yr

 Appropriate Dress / Uniform: Tue scrubs, Wed Academy T-shirt. Thu Seniors Dress for success

 Appropriate Behavior

Why the Health Academy?

Why the Health Academy?

 Daily Teacher Progress – Personalized attention from dedicated academy teachers

 Biweekly Teacher Report of Grades – all HA teacher will post grades at minimum biweekly to inform students of progress in class

 Job Shadow Student Assistance – Teachers enable students to job shadow – increasing their work experience exposure, while not compromising the student’s academic progress

 Mentor Grade Check –2 weeks prior to close of term, to ensure highest progress

 CPR & First-Aid certification –trained to recognize & treat medical emergencies

 Job Shadow / Internship – with medical & health professionals in the area

 Senior Students of Year – receive $500 for post-high school program

 References – from qualified business professionals

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Coachella Valley High School, Health Academy & Health Occupations Students of America Leadership.

Simon Moore, Health Academy & HOSA Lead –

Nicole Aguirre, co-Advisor –

Sherry Peñaflor, co-Advisor-

Maria Smith, co-Advisor –