The Health Sciences Collegiate Academy (HSCA) is a unique industry-school (workforce meets education) partnership among Lake-Sumter State College, South Lake Hospital, Lake County Schools, Montverde Academy, and the University of Central Florida. The HSCA was founded in 2015 with our first class starting in the fall of 2015 which will graduate in spring 2019.


​The HSCA provides an opportunity for students to earn their high school diploma and Associates degree at Lake-Sumter State College simultaneously.  The program focuses on curriculum within the health sciences and includes hands-on career exploration activities at South Lake Hospital and early exposure to college-level STEM courses needed to excel in health sciences careers.  

Experiential, hands-on learning activities
Internship opportunities at South Lake Hospital
Offers a fast track program to earning a college degree in a health field
Students earn college credits towards an associate’s degree
Completers are prepared for all Florida state colleges and universities
LSSC graduates are guaranteed admission to UCF though DirectConnect to UCS
No LSSC tuition or admission application fees

Academy Benefits

About the HSCA