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Students interested in pursing careers in the health care field have the opportunity to attend Holland Medical High School on the beautiful campus of Hardin Simmons University.  Holland is a unique, collaborative partnership between HSU and the Abilene Independent School District. Constructed on the corner of Cedar and Vogel, Holland located near the largest medical community in West Texas and is adjacent to Hendrick Health System.  Holland houses the AISD Health Sciences program of study and is available to eleventh and twelfth grade students interested in the health field. Health Science students divide their time each day between Holland and their home campuses. Beginning their junior year, students attend Holland Medical High School for three periods each day (either morning or afternoon) with the remainder of the day spent at their home campus. This flexible scheduling enables students to fulfill the majority of their core academic graduation requirements (including all advanced placement courses) at their home campus as well as to participate in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and fine arts. Principles of Health Science, a required prerequisite course, is available at Cooper High and Abilene High for 10th through 12th graders, and Medical Terminology (a recommended prerequisite) is open to 9th through 12th grade students.

Courses offered at Holland are:
Health Science – Certified Nurse Aide
Health Science – Diversified Healthcare Skills

    Practicum in Health Science – Certified Medical Assistant

    Practicum in Health Science –Pharmacy Technician
Practicum in Health Science –Dental Assistant
    Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Microbiology
    AP or Regular English II and III
    Problems and Solutions – Phlebotomy
Problems and Solutions – Research and Design
Holland students will have the opportunity to complete numerous certifications and licenses recognized by the health care industry. These certifications may include: First Aid; CPR-AHA Healthcare Provider; CPR-AHA Heartsaver Adult Only; CPR—Adult and PBLS; Certified Nurse Aide; Pharmacy Technician; Certified Medical Assistant; CET-Certified EKG Technician; Registered Dental Assistant, and Phlebotomy Technician.
For additional information on Holland Medical High School and the AISD Health Science program of study, contact the HS instructor at your high school or the Holland Medical High School Principal at 794-4120 ext. 1616.