AOMS curricula introduces students to health career possibilities through a series of college – preparatory, honors and Advanced Placement courses. All courses use project-based learning techniques with an emphasis on strengthening literacy, project management, leadership, and team building skills while fostering creativity and innovation. The curricula is vetted by industry professionals to ensure content is current and relevant. Students have the opportunity to earn several certifications while in school such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmaceutical Technician, and Medical Assistant. Students can leave school ready to work or go on to a 2-year or 4-year program.
Sequence of Courses
All students complete a three-course pathway / sequence in an academy track (one per year), earning a grade of C or better. Additional courses can be taken. A sample academic Four Year Plan can guide the student’s course selection.
This introductory course introduces students to mental and behavioral health on a global scale. By studying different communities, they learn about relationships between behavior and health provides the foundation for making informed decisions about health-related behaviors. Students learn how environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors jeopardize overall health. They learn how communities, governments, and cooperative global efforts can intervene to improve health, and how managing health behaviors require critical thinking and problem-solving. Wherever possible, students first study each health standard as it applies to their own community, and then they look at it in a more global context.
This concentrator course is designed to introduce students to theory, practical skills, professional norms and competencies related to careers in the healthcare field. Students will become American Heart Association CPR, AED, and First Aid certified.
In addition to developing content knowledge and skills, students will also be taught the study skills necessary to learn and retain large quantities of information so they can be successful in this course and in their future studies. Medical terminology will be integrated into the students’ study as they work through each body system. Students will gain physical and critical thinking skills as they apply their knowledge of the body to many laboratory activities, medical case studies, and real life scenarios to which they must respond appropriately.
In this capstone course students will expand their knowledge of theory and practical skills in the clinical healthcare setting.
Students will become American Heart Association BLS certified.
The purpose of U.S. History and Public Health is to analyze the significant periods of U.S. history while building and establishing a foundation of practical knowledge in healthcare applications. Students will study thematic events in history as a pathway to understand the context and scope of public health on both the individual level and within the public sector. Students will analyze the cause and effect relationship between events throughout U.S. history, and the country’s approach to health and medical care.
AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes—energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions. (Prerequisites Biology & Chemistry)
The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. (prerequisites Biology & Chemistry)