Health Science Pathway

El Cajon Valley High School

Offering a three-year Health Science Pathway program to jump-start your future in a healthcare or lab-based career 

Grossmont Union High School District has created  a district-wide Health Career Pathways program

The Health Pathway Program is part of a larger network of schools forming the Health and Science Pipeline Initiative

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·  Increase middle and high school students’ awareness of health career opportunities

·  Improve performance in high school and college science courses

·  Support student transition and completion of college

Get a jump start!

 Join a group of students with similar goals and motivation

• Become knowledgeable in medical & science subjects not traditionally offered in high school

• Fulfill your high school requirements with the opportunity to earn college credit & learn skills that will help you n your medical career!

Course Sequence

Year 1:

10th Grade • Medical Biology 

Year 2

11th Grade • Medical Chemistry 

 Year 3:

12th Grade • Physiology 

Internship in industry

The Health Science Pathway offers:

· Healthcare professional mentors

·  Healthcare and scientist guest speakers

·  Field trips to hospitals, clinics, biotech and research companies, colleges, and universities

·  Opportunities to participate in paid and unpaid internships at health facilities

·  Use of medical equipment

·   Specialized medical lab experiments

·   Health Science Pathway student conference and scholarship

Reasons to Join

Are you interested in becoming a:

Geneticist, Scientist, Veterinarian?

• Pharmacist, Lab Tech, Clinical Research?

• Therapist: Physical, Speech, Respiratory?

• Technician: Surgical, X-ray, Laboratory?

• Fire Fighter, Paramedic, or EMT?

• Medical Examiner, Forensics?

• Kinesiologist or Athletic Trainer?

• Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner?

• Dr. Surgeon, Dentist, Psychiatrist?

 Public Health Specialist?

 Public Health Nurse?


For more information, contact:

El Cajon Valley High School

Lynette Smith

Health Science Pathway Coordinator

1035 E. Madison Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92021

(619) 401-4703