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Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan 2020-21

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

  • Visible Learning Plus Certified School
  • 2019 Shirley Hord Learning Team Award Winner
  • 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
  • Visible Learning Plus Certified School
  • 2019 Shirley Hord Learning Team Award Winner
  • 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




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Nov. 16, 2020

HSHMC now has another way for students and families to get quick access to technology support through our newly launched Tech Support Hotline! To reach the Tech Support Hotline students or parents can now call the main school number at 619-528-9070 and choose option 3 (or enter extension 300). We hope having direct access to our technology team will help families and students resolve any tech issues quickly and easily.

It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends February 1, 2021. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Please go to our website at www.hshmc.org to apply directly online. And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well.

School will be closed next week, November 23 through November 27 for Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, November 30.

If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal's Office Hours via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday this week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org.

From our home to yours, we wish you and your family a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


Nov. 12, 2020

Dear HSHMC Writers,

We are starting a digital writing club here at HSHMC. Check out this video invite!

HSHMC Digital writing club

All students grades 9-12 are welcome to join. We will be meeting on Monday's from 3:30 to 4:30. Click on the link below.

HSHMC Writing Club


Time: Monday November 16th at 3:30

Join Zoom Meeting
https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/85036423495

Passcode: 368370


Nov. 09, 2020

Report cards for Quarter 1 were mailed home on Friday along with an informational letter. This letter can also be found on our website at www.hshmc.org.

If your child is carrying an "I" (Incomplete) from Quarter 1, an Academic Intervention class has been added to their schedule in addition to their new Quarter 2 classes. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts. Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course.

There is no school this Wednesday, November 11, in honor of Veteran's Day.

It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends February 1, 2021. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Please go to our website at www.hshmc.org to apply directly online. And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well.

If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal's Office Hours via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday this week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org.

Stay well and have a good week – Thank you


Nov. 07, 2020

Dear HSHMC Families,

Our first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year is now complete! It has been a successful few months at HSHMC as we have engaged together through distance learning. Your partnership with us has made this possible and we are truly grateful for your continued support of our school program.

Enclosed is the report card for your child's grades for Quarter 1. If your child is holding an incomplete from Quarter 1 he or she has now been assigned to an Academic Intervention class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts. Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course.

HSHMC is now accepting New Student Applications for next year (2021-2022) for grades 9-12! If you have a sibling of an HSHMC student who hopes to attend next year, please apply no later than February 1, 2021. If the number of applications exceeds available spaces, a lottery will determine application selection. Siblings of current HSHMC students and children of HSHMC and Sharp HealthCare employees will be given priority in the lottery. You must apply directly from our website at www.hshmc.org.

On Thursday, December 10, at 5:30 pm, HSHMC is pleased to offer a one-hour virtual Parent Academy entitled "The Teenage Brain." We hope you will consider joining us for this special session as we explore why our teenagers' brains cause them to think and act the way they do, especially during this time of COVID-19 and Distance Learning. Mark your calendars now and watch for the link to join on our website.

You child's health and wellness are very important to us. HSHMC is committed to supporting the mental and emotional wellness of our students as these barriers can impact student success. Access to community pupil mental health services and resources is made available through our website at www.hshmc.org.

A reminder that school is closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. Monday, November 23 – Friday, November, 27 is Thanksgiving Vacation and there is no school during that week. We hope this will be a wonderful time for you and your family even through these challenging times as we all strive to stay healthy and safe. In addition, the last day before winter break is December 28. School will be closed between December 21 and January 1. Classes resume on January 4, 2021.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and communication. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 619-528-9070, visit our website at www.hshmc.org or join me during Principal's Office Hours every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am (https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/82553847733 Passcode: HSHMC)

Stay healthy and safe,

Dr. Sheri Johnson

Principal of Operations and Communication


Nov. 02, 2020

If you have not already, please remember to change your clocks back one hour today to adjust for daylight savings time.

Monday begins the first day of Quarter 2. Your child's schedule is on PowerSchool and they are expected to log in to their new courses through Canvas tomorrow. If you have any questions about your child's schedule, please reach out to me at sjohnson@hshmc.org.

If your child is carrying an "I" (Incomplete) from Quarter 1, an Academic Intervention class has been added to their schedule in addition to their new Quarter 2 classes. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts. Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course.

Senior pictures are being taken this week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each senior has been given a specific time slot and must arrive on time as assigned. Seniors must have a mask on, temperatures will be taken, and all social distance protocols will be followed. Please see our website for a link to the schedule and order form to purchase pictures.

This Tuesday, November 3, in honor of election day, HSHMC will be observing "A Day of Civic Engagement." We are very excited about this important and historic day. Rather than attending their regular classes on Tuesday, students will be invited to engage in a series of Zoom sessions related to the history of voting and discussions on various current propositions on the 2020 ballot. The schedule for the sessions and the Zoom links will be made available to students in advance of our very special day.

It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends February 1, 2021. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Please go to our website at www.hshmc.org to apply directly online. And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well.

If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal's Office Hours via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday this week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org.

Have a good week. Thank you!