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

  • 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
  • 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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Jan. 21, 2020

Mid-Terms are scheduled for this Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24. Both these days are early release days at 12:30 pm for both the MS and the HS. The SWAG lab is available for tutoring on Thursday until 3:00 pm.

This Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 pm is our last new student orientation for new families applying for 9th through 12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. If you know other families interested in applying to HSHMC, we appreciate you letting them know about this informative orientation. Please also note that our open enrollment application period ends January 31. If you have not already submitted an application for a sibling of an HSHMC student or your 8th grade HSMS student applying to the high school, please do so before the January 31 deadline.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, January 25, 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.

Next Friday, January 31, dismissal is at 12:30 pm as usual, but our building will be closing early at 1:00 pm that day so that our staff can attend a professional development session off campus. No students will be able to remain on campus after 1:00 pm.

Have a wonderful week. Thank you.


Jan. 13, 2020

This Wednesday, January 15th, is our Annual Day of Understanding. We will be heading to the San Diego Convention Center for a special conference-style day created to support our school-wide conversations about identity and acceptance. This field study is mandatory for all students. Students who do not attend, will be expected to attend the next Saturday School to make up their absence. Please be sure your child arrives on time to school by 8:00 am as we will be leaving school by bus promptly at 8:10 am to head to the convention center. We will return to HSHMC for lunch and to complete the rest of our school day as usual.

This Thursday (January 16) is Family Fun Night! Come join us for fun as we provide free barber cuts for our students from the amazing Clipper Crew, play games, win prizes and enjoy some pizza together. Barber Cuts are on a first-come, first-serve basis between 2:00 and 7:00 pm. RSVP Here!

The High School ASB winter dance is this Friday, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Mission Valley Hilton. Tickets are on sale all week for $20 per ticket. If your child plans to bring a guest from outside the school, they must complete a permission slip which is available at the front desk.

Please note the following reminders:

* There is no Saturday School scheduled for this Saturday, January 18, 2020.

* There is no school next Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of MLK Day.

* Next week is finals week with early dismissal at 12:30 pm on both Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24.

* On Friday, January 31, dismissal is at 12:30 pm as usual, but our building will be closing early at 1:00 pm that day so that our staff can attend a professional development session off campus. No students will be able to remain on campus after 1:00 pm.

Have a wonderful week. Thank you.


Jan. 09, 2020

On Thursday January 16th, Health Sciences will be joining the #quitlying campaign against E-Cigs and vaping products. To learn more about this effort, and how to have conversations with your students, please visit the link below.

E-Cig Parent Tip Sheet


Jan. 06, 2020

We were very happy to welcome back all our students today and enter the new year with our HSHMC family. 2020 is going to be a great year!

This Wednesday evening, we are taking our seniors to see the play Dear Evan Hansen at the Civic Theatre. They have been studying the play in English by reading the script, analyzing the characters, and learning about the elements of musical theatre. A permission slip was sent home with your senior and is required for attendance. The bus will leave HSHMC at 5:45 pm and will return to HSHMC at approximately 10:30 pm.

This Thursday, January 9th at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families applying for 9th through 12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. If you know other families interested in applying to HSHMC, we appreciate you letting them know about this informative orientation. Please also note that our open enrollment application period ends January 31. If you have not already submitted an application for a sibling of an HSHMC student or your 8th grade HSMS student, please do so before the January 31 deadline.

We look forward to resuming Saturday School this Saturday, January 11, 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.

Again, from our HSHMC home to yours, Happy New Year!


Dec. 16, 2019

The Candy Cane Grams fundraiser will continue through this Thursday, December 19. 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.

It's HSHMC Spirit Week this week! Each day of the week has a spirited theme as follows:

Monday –Disney Day

Tuesday – Class Colors Day

Wednesday – Twin Day

Thursday – Pajama Day

Friday – Ugly Sweater Day

Our second blood drive of the year is this Tuesday, December 17 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate. Please contact Ms. Rivas at the front desk if you are interested in donating.

With winter break upon us, our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please plan now 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.

This Friday is the last day of school before winter break. School will be dismissed at 12:35 pm School will resume on Monday, January 6th.

From our HSHMC family to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.