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HSHMC is honored to receive the following exemplary awards of distinction:

  • 2017 Schools of Opportunity Gold Award
  • 2015 California Gold Ribbon School
  • U.S. News Best High Schools of 2014
  • 2013 California Department of Education Distinguished School
  • California Department of Education Title 1 Academic Achievement
  • National Safety Advocacy Council Awards
  • 2017 Schools of Opportunity Gold Award
  • 2015 California Gold Ribbon School
  • Bronze: Best High Schools
  • California Distinguished School
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award
  • National School Safety Advocacy Council Award

Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) is a school where students earn diplomas that matter! In partnership with Sharp Healthcare, SDSU professors, and San Diego Community College, HSHMC staff will ensure that each student has positive and meaningful experiences throughout high school while achieving academic and social success in a vocational program setting. HSHMC students will earn high school diplomas, complete college entrance requirements, and have opportunities to earn community college credits, degrees, or vocational certificates. In addition, students will work with healthcare professionals through job shadowing and internships to explore real-world applications of their school-based knowledge and skills as well as future career choices. Students will graduate with pride in their diplomas that represent a well-rounded, meaningful, and useful education...as well as a plan for their futures.

Upcoming Events


November LCAP Update LCAP November 2018 update More about LCAP



On November 29th, President of Harvard, Larry Bacow and professor Lisa New visited Health Sciences High to meet a cohort of English in America: the Mayflower through Emerson students, a Harvard poetry course taught here by Marisol Thayre. During their visit, Professor New and President Bacow participated in a poetry discussion with the Harvard class and met with other HSHMC students interested in taking future courses through Harvard. Students and teachers alike loved meeting with the president and Professor New and celebrating our relationship with Harvard!

Click here to read more on Harvard's website!


Dec. 10, 2018

A new running club has just begun and meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. If your child is interested in joining, the club please have them see Mr. Kennedy. New members are encouraged and welcomed!

The Yearbook Club will be taking orders for personalized keychains this Wednesday, December 12 through next Wednesday, December 17. Students can purchase basic keychains that include a school photo for $2.50 or customized keychains for $3.00.

ASB's Candy Cane Grams fundraiser started today and will continue through next Thursday, December 20. Students can purchase these candy cane grams for $1.00 each during lunch. The candy cane grams include a personalized message that will be delivered to anyone here at HSHMC.

HSHMC Spirit Week is coming! Next week, December 17-21, each day will have a spirited theme as follows:

Monday – HSHMC Spirit Day

Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday – Sports Day

Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day

Friday – Pajama Day

Also, coming up next week is our second blood drive of the year is next Tuesday, December 18 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate. Please contact Ms. Rivas or Ms. Ramirez at the front desk if you are interested in making an appointment to donate.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, December 15, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.


Dec. 03, 2018

Several of our students will be going to see the play, A Christmas Carol, this Wednesday evening. They will be leaving school at 5:00 pm and returning by 9:40 pm. If your student is going, you have signed a permission slip in order for them to attend.

HSHMC is pleased to offer a series of short, one-hour info sessions for parents. Our first session, entitled "The Teenage Brain" is scheduled for this Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 pm. We hope you will consider joining us as we explore why our teenagers' brains cause them to think and act the way they do!!

As a reminder, if your child is carrying an incomplete from Q1, please remind them they must make a plan with their teacher and are expected to attend tutoring during lunch and after school until all incompletes are cleared.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, December 8, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.


Students from our Independent Surgeons Program have written, recorded, and shared original poems on Youth Voices - a website dedicated to promoting student voice. We invite you to check out the poetry created by our students. We are so proud!

Youth Voices


Each month we will highlight our progress towards our LCAP goals for the current year. Here is the progress update for the month of November.