Students participate in health science-related experiences to understand future employment opportunities in this growing sector of the economy. In addition to their coursework in AP Psychology and Human Anatomy, students can earn certification as a nursing assistant registered or emergency medical responder. This certification gives students advanced training and a jump-start in the field of health care.
Students receive regular guest instruction and attend site visits with health science leaders such as the University of Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota and Excelen Center for Bone & Joint Research. Students gain a firm understanding of psychology and the human system, including a generalist view of the many professions available as a prospective health care professional. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.
Year-long, 2.25 credit course earns:
- AP Psychology (1 credit in Social Studies)
- Human Anatomy (1 elective credit in Science)
- Medical Sciences (.25 Science elective credit)
- Nursing Assistant Registered or Emergency Medical Responder
Guest instructors provide expertise on topics aligned to the VANTAGE curriculum. Teachers use a content-first approach to learning, enabling you to master academic core content, and then see how it is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.
Mentorship and Networking
All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but the networking extends beyond one professional. Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some provide employment and extended site visits.