1. Be a current 10th grade student
  2. Have an interest in a career in the STEM or health sciences
  3. Have earned a 3.0 unweighted Grade Point Average in high school
  4. Be in good conduct standing or excellent behavioral standards
  5. Have earned qualifying scores of the PERT (SAT or ACT accepted as well)
  6. Must pass the Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) and  Algebra 1 end-of-course (EOC)​

While in 11th and 12th grades, students will enroll full-time at LSSC Clermont campus during the fall and spring semesters with the option to take courses over the summer. Students will be placed into smaller cohort groups based on their future career goals and placement test results. These classes have been aligned to high school diploma and future education program prerequisites. Students have the opportunity to each their Associates in Arts as well as two possible certificates depending on coursework completed. Courses will be adjusted based on completed high school classes. It is highly suggested that students enroll in the summer to make earning an Associates in Arts easier. 
HSCA students will have the opportunity to intern at local health facilitates. Our primary internship location is South Lake Hospital. In addition to working alongside health professionals, students will earn their CPR and First Aid certifications as well as participate in health simulation at LSSC. STEM students have the opportunity to enroll in additional coursework to enhance their STEM curriculum. These are typically special topics courses in chemistry, biology, and physics. 

The HSCA has a Two-Year Program! We are looking for a select group of motivated 10th graders to join the HSCA in the 11th grade. And, we have expanded our program to all of Lake county. 

Beginning in the Fall 2018, ALL Lake County 10th grades have an opportunity to apply to the Two-Year program. So, are you interested in a career in the Health Sciences or thinking about exploring college-level STEM courses? 

Here are the application criteria:

HSCA Two-Year Program