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Exciting happenings at Horizons CIS!

Last year we received a grant from the CDE to develop a Health-Science Career Pathway for our students. We are the first small alternative education school of its kind to be bringing this in and it has meant a lot of hard work, networking, community support, partnerships and enthusiastic students. 

We are excited to announce this year's student board for HOSA: 

President: Jasmine 

Vice President: Marwa

Secretary: Niala

Treasurer: Jordynne

Historian: Maddy

Parliamentarian: Morgyn

We are all looking forward to a terrific year together!

Horizons HOSA: Future Health Professionals

HCIS HOSA Mission Statement:

Recent Community Service and Engagement




A fun and informative fundraising community serving day! 

Program updates:

Our Health Careers grant funding (allowable expenditures) changed since our community advisory meeting in June.  This year, we can fund leadership activities for HOSA, student activities, and teacher externships (not new courses or equipment as previously discussed).  Because of this change, Horizons teachers are attending trainings and looking for industry sites to observe health care professionals in action. Students are experiencing even more work-based learning activities, projects, and field trips.  

In addition to partnering with Adult Ed, Horizons is collaborating withProspect's science teacher and Health Careers Grant Team member Nancy.  Prospect is our continuation high school on the same campus. We plan to introduce health careers to all her students through hands-on activities and lessons.  Any interested students will be brought to the Health Career Fair at Mt. Diablo Adult Ed in Spring to preview the "Career in under a Year" CTE programs.

Two weeks ago we received our school scrubs! HOSA students wear scrubs to class on Wednesdays and to field trips. A Graduation Honors program was created. We will have our first honored graduates walk across the stage at Horizons Graduation with earned cords and/or a special HOSA stole. Students in the program earn points toward Graduation Honors by maintaining academic good standing, accumulating service hours, attending conferences, and leading activities.

Cal State East Bay Professor Dr. Eckfield connected us with Genentech's Suzanne Lee. Genentech donated equipment to Horizons to create a patient care simulation room: exam table, scale, vision screener, mayo stands, and stools.  We're working to find a space on our Pleasant Hill campus to set up Health Careers Center.  Our students will be College and Career ready!

Our students are benefiting greatly from this program in many ways.  Several have shared that they've finally "made good friends" and want to keep in touch to support one another after they leave Horizons and embark on their career paths. 

We will need a few guest speakers as we work our way through the human body in Medical Terminology class. Our yearly community advisory meeting will be held in May.  Please reach out with any suggestions, comments, or questions.