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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




Oct. 15, 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 16, we are holding a Poetry Slam in the lecture hall from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Please consider joining us to hear some amazing spoken words from our students.

This Thursday at 10:18 am, we will be participating in the Great Shake Out Earthquake drill, along with millions of people worldwide, as we practice how to drop, cover, and hold. This is the 10th Anniversary of the Great ShakeOut which began in southern California in 2008. Participating in the Great Shake Out better prepares all of us should be ever be faced with such an emergency.

School pictures are next week. Grades 9-11 will be taken on Tuesday, October 23, and Grades 7-8 will be taken on Wednesday, October 24. Information on how to purchase school photos is being sent home with your child this week.

If you have not already done so, please return the free or reduced lunch form by mail or fill out the on-line application located on our website by clicking on the "parent" tab and going to the free or reduced lunch link. As of last week, Students who were qualified last year and were rolled over to this year no longer qualify if we have not received a new application for this year. It is important that everyone fill out this form each year, even if you think you may not qualify, or your child does not take advantage of our lunch offerings. This form also helps determine eligibility for testing fee waivers and free college applications. If you need any help filling out the application, please contact the school and we will be happy to assist you.

The end of our first quarter is quickly approaching on November 2. Please check in with your child to be sure they are not holding any incompletes. As a reminder, students who hold at least one incomplete at the beginning of each week are required to attend our Friday Academic Recovery and Advancement sessions on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If they clear this incomplete prior to the Friday session, they are still required to attend but will work on academic advancement. Thank you for supporting us in these efforts.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, October 20, 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.


Oct. 08, 2018

Our first blood drive of the year is this Tuesday, October 9 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate.

Our 11th graders will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday.

This Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 pm is our College Knowledge Night. Come meet other families, enjoy dinner, and engage with our college support team who are working with your students. This is an opportunity to learn about the journey through the college application world. If you plan to attend, please RSVP through our website as dinner will be served.

If you have not already done so, please return the free or reduced lunch form you received at the beginning of the school year by mail or fill out the on-line application located on our website by clicking on the "parent" tab and going to the free or reduced lunch link. After today, students who were qualified last year and were rolled over to this year will no longer qualify if we have not received a new application for this year. A new application is due every year. It is important that everyone fill out this form each year, even if you think you may not qualify, or your child does not take advantage of our lunch offerings. This form also helps determine eligibility for testing fee waivers and free college applications. If you need any help filling out the application, please contact the school and we will be happy to assist you.

As a reminder, students who hold at least one incomplete at the beginning of each week are required to attend our Friday Academic Recovery and Advancement sessions on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If they clear this incomplete prior to the Friday session, they are still required to attend but will work on academic advancement. Thank you for supporting us in these efforts.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, October 13, 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.


Oct. 03, 2018

We would love for you to join us at our school events. Please let us know which events you will attend by filling out the appropriate RSVP link below.


9-27-18 Parent Advisory Meeting

10-4-18 Access To Technology Family Night

10-11-18 College Knowledge Night



Oct. 01, 2018

This Thursday, October 4 at 5:30 pm, we hope you will join us for our parent workshop on how Access HSHMC Technology. Come learn how to easily access the school's technology to support your child's learning. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP on our website so we can plan accordingly.

Today is an important date for our seniors heading to college next year. The FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to apply for financial aid for college opens today for the 2019-2020 school year. The FAFSA is the starting point for our seniors interested in federal student aid and it is mandatory to qualify for aid from most colleges. Your senior will need your help to complete this process. Please be sure to ask them about it.

Speaking of college, next Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 pm is our College Knowledge Night. Come meet other families, enjoy dinner, and engage with our college support team who are working with your students. This is an opportunity to learn about the journey through the college application world. If you plan to attend, please RSVP as dinner will be served.

HSHMC will be sponsoring a series of blood drives throughout the year. The first one is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 9 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. We hope you will consider donating.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, October 6, 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.


Sep. 24, 2018

Senior Pictures are being taken this week. Students with last names that begin will A-L will take senior pictures on Wednesday, September 26; students will last names that begin with M-Z will take senior pictures on Thursday, September 27. Photos on both days will be taken between 7:30 am and 10:00 am.

Our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting is this Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 pm. We hope you will join our Parent Advisory Committee as a way to connect with other HSHMC/HSMS families and to help plan school activities and participate in governance decisions. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP on our website.

We invite you to mark your calendars and join us for our next two upcoming Parent Academies:

First, on October 4 at 5:30 pm, we will offer a workshop on how Access HSHMC Technology. Join us and learn how to easily access the school's technology to support your child's learning. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP on our website so we can plan accordingly.

Then, on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 pm for our College Knowledge Night. Come meet other families, enjoy dinner, and engage with our college support team who are working with your students. This is an opportunity to learn about the journey through the college application world. Again, dinner will be served, so please RSVP.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, September 29, 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.