Medical Academy

Academy Overview

The medical field is among the fastest growing industries today. Registered Nurses are among the top five largest occupations in the nation. Auburndale High School’s Medical Academy is a multi-year program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and certifications for employment or continued education in the health care industry.

From taking blood pressures to assisting with sterile procedures, academy students will be provided with up to date industry information. They will be provided the opportunity to help work community events and complete clinical experiences within the industry.

Whatever your plans for the future, joining Auburndale High’s Medical Academy will provide you with the opportunity for a successful future.

Tracks

  • Electrocardiograph Aide
  • Home Health Aide
  • First Responder (Polk State College Credit Possible)

Benefits

  • Earn college credit-depending on classes offered per school year, or dual enrollment where credit hours can be earned.
  • Earn a scholarship-qualified students are eligible to receive the Gold Seal Scholarship which may pay a significant percentage of college tuition and fees to Florida public colleges and universities.
  • Earn certification-Certified Administrative Medical Assistant, First Responder, Electrocardiograph Aide.
  • Shadowing experience at a local hospital.
  • Opportunities: community services such as hospice & blood drives.
“During my 4 years in the Medical Academy at Auburndale Senior High School, I have learned many skills that will pertain to me throughout my whole life. I have learned responsibility, respect, and self-discipline. I can honestly say that I have built life-long friendships and partnerships that will help with my future career. Along with becoming a certified EKG Tech, I have had the opportunity to become CPR certified and also certified in blood-borne pathogens. I would recommend the program to anyone who is determined, responsible, and who would like to pursue a job in a health care field.”
-Lindsey Wren
Medical Academy Ambassador, 2016-17

Highlights/Awards

HOSA National Competitors in 2007, 2008, 2010 in areas of Home Health Aide, Dental Terminology, Veterinarian Assisting, Medical Assisting.

  • Placed Top 10 in Dental Terminology 2010, 2011
  • Placed Top 10 in Veterinarian Assisting 2011
  • Placed 3rd in Administrative Medical Assisting in 2007

Several students have held regional officer positions, including Regional Parliamentarian 2010, Regional Historian 2011, and presently Regional Vice President.

In 2017 we earned “Model” status certification by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC).  We are one of the only “model” medical academies in the district and one of only a few in the nation (NCAC Academies).

About

The medical field is among the fastest growing industries today. Registered Nurses are among the top five largest occupations in the nation. Auburndale High School’s Medical Academy is a multi-year program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and certifications for employment or continued education in the health care industry.

From taking blood pressures to assisting with sterile procedures, academy students will be provided with up to date industry information. They will be provided the opportunity to help work community events and complete clinical experiences within the industry.

Whatever your plans for the future, joining Auburndale High’s Medical Academy will provide you with the opportunity for a successful future.

Angela Carroll, RN (Lead Teacher)

Angie Harrison, RN