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Porterville Academy of Health Science (PAHS)

Porterville Academy of Health Science - PAHS
Distinguished NAF Academy
California Partnership Academy of Health Science since 1992
Porterville High School

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The Porterville Academy of Health Science (PAHS) is an open-choice academy that has reached the highest standard of ranking with the National Academy Foundation (NAF): Distinguished.
PAHS is a 9th-12th grade pathway for students considering a career in the health field. This would include medicine (nursing, medical doctor, etc.) preventative medicine (chiropractic, osteopathy, nutrition, etc.) and allied health care fields (dentistry, optometry, podiatry). Students take a variety of health-related classes throughout their high school career which are specifically designed to be engaging and relevant. The program is rigorous and is not for those who want an easy life. Students have the opportunity to earn several certifications while in school such as First Aid, CPR, and CAN. Students can leave school ready to work or go on to a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree program.
  • Rigorous, Engaging Curriculum
  • Relevant Career and Technology (CTE) classes
  • College tours and Industry-related field trips
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • HIPAA Certification
  • Medical Terminology Certification
PAHS Program of Study includes College Prep Courses and the following Career Technical Courses:
  • Foundations in Health Sciences P
  • Essentials of Nursing
  • Nursing P100
  • Health Ed P112
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Kinesiology
  • Biotechnology
  • NAF Global Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • A-G UC approved core courses
Pathway Lead: Magdalena Echeveste - Email
Advisory Board Chair: Dr. Abel Ojeda, Pro PT


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