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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


The HSHMC 2017 yearbook is on sale for $38!

It can be purchased online via the Jostens website or by cash or check via Mr. Kennedy in the Student Union.

* Personalization is available until February 28th *




ASB is still selling Valentine grams for $1 each during lunch and after school. The proceeds will go towards our spring dance and end of the year activities. The Valentine grams will be passed out on Wednesday.

Our Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will begin on Tuesday, February 20 and will continue through March 2. HSHMC's goal is to raise $1,200 dollars. Please consider sending in your loose change or making a donation to help support this very important cause.

Students interested in participating in track and field this year are invited to a meeting on Thursday during lunch in Room 205.

As a reminder, there is no school this Friday, February 16 or Monday, February 19, in honor of Presidents Day.


Internships resumed today at Sharp. Please remind your students to wear their scrubs this week if they are enrolled in a hospital internship.

ASB is now selling Valentine grams for $1 each during lunch and after school. The proceeds will go towards our spring dance and end of the year activities.

We are holding Saturday School again this Saturday, February 10 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts are being mailed home and handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.

The MS has two new clubs starting after school this week. A writing club on Tuesdays and a Spanish club on Thursdays – both begin at 4:30 pm. Please encourage your middle school student to consider joining one or both of these clubs.


We were excited to celebrate our students as they arrived this morning to music and cheer, welcoming them to the first day of our second semester. Ask your high schoolers about their new schedule of classes.

Our next parent advisory meeting is this Thursday, February 1 at 5:30 pm. If you haven't already, please consider joining this wonderful group of dedicated parents helping to make HSHMC the best school in the universe. I would love to see you Thursday evening.

As a reminder, our current 8th grade students must submit an application for the high school prior to the January 31 deadline to be considered in the current application pool for the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you and have a great week.


We are pleased to announce our school has received the national "GOLD" Schools of Opportunity recognition from the National Education Policy Center based at the University of Colorado. Our school is being honored for engaging in practices that build on our students' strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students. Please join me in thanking our students, staff, and faculty who make this place a wonderful place to work and learn! And thank you, everyone, for making a difference for all of our students.

The Middle School will be holding Parent-Student-Teacher conferences again this week. Students will be released at 12:30 pm this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our afterschool program will still be available until 6:00 pm for those who choose to stay. If you have not already been scheduled for a conference, please contact Ms. Cynthia at the front desk.

Finals for the high school are this Thursday and Friday. Both days are minimum days with dismissal at 12:30 pm.

Tuesday at 5:30 pm is a new student orientation for families interested in applying for next year. If you know other families who are interested in applying to HSHMC for the 2018-2019 school year, please invite them to attend and remind them that our application period closes on January 31.



We are so proud to announce that HSHMC is one of only eight schools across the country, and one of two in California, to receive a national "Schools of Opportunity" Gold Recognition, a designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in research-based practices that build on students' strengths and create rich, challenging learning opportunities for all students.


For for information please read the press release.

Schools of Opportunity Press Release