Career & Technical Education at MHS
Career Education Classes/Academies provide challenging, coherent course sequences that are a roadmap to future career goals. Students are able to explore careers and have the opportunity to earn Industry Certifications that benefit them in college or as they seek employment. Students are with others who share similar interests and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular career and technical student organizations and programs related to the academies. Career and Technical education teachers bring in guest speakers and offer field trips to motivate and encourage students to learn more about career options.
The Medical Academy prepares students for healthcare and veterinary careers through a rigorous, relevant health and academic program. The goal is to provide students with core health courses and to relate the area of health to the academy curriculum. Students experience hands-on learning, use of technology, mentoring, and internships in the medical community and will be more prepared for employment or to advance their education.
Certifications available to Medical Academy students include CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) and Emergency Medical Responder.
Students in this program are also eligible to participate in HOSA – future health professionals, a national student organization. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health-care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students enrolled in health occupation educational classes.
Contact: Laura Sollenberger
The Medical Academy requires interested students to submit an application. The application window for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in the spring.
NCAC National Model Academy
Interested students must apply and be accepted to be in this academy and take the medical classes.
The application window for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.
STEM Academy for Design and Engineering
Students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields of design and engineering are encouraged to participate in this innovative learning academy. It blends rigorous academic concepts with hands-on projects. Students learn how to integrate science and math concepts with technology, engineering, and design to create, innovate and solve problems. The academy prepares students for post-secondary education as well as high-paying, high-tech careers.
Students are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization. SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills.
In addition, students may earn Industry Certifications in Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (Creative Cloud), Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe In Design, RECF Pre-Engineering Certification, RECF – Robotics, AutoCad Certified User and Certified Solidworks Associate.
The STEM Academy for Design and Engineering requires interested students to submit an application AFTER they successfully complete the introductory/exploratory 9th grade course "Workplace Essentials/Workplace Technology Applications".
Students have three pathway choices within the academy:
- Digital Design