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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


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Jan. 14, 2019

This Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm is our last new student orientation for new families applying for 8th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 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.

Tickets for our high school ASB winter dance on Friday, January 25 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Mission Valley Hilton are on sale now for $20 per ticket. Our staff will be chaperoning the dance. 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.

In the high school, our first semester internships and college classes end this week. Students are expected to be in their regular core classes next week, as they prepare for finals scheduled for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. Both these days are early release days at 12:30 pm for both the MS and the HS.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, January 19, 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.

As a reminder, there is no school next Monday, January 21 in honor of MLK Day.


Jan. 07, 2019

We were excited to welcome back all our students this week and enter the new year with our HSHMC family. 2019 is going to be a great year! We are kicking off the new year tomorrow with our 5th 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. 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 10 at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families applying for 8th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 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 12, 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!


A few reminders as we engage in our week at school before winter break:

The Yearbook Club will be taking orders for personalized keychains this Wednesday, through this Wednesday. 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 continue to be sold through 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 here! Today was HSHMC Spirit Day! The rest of the week days are themed are as follows:

Tomorrow/Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday – Sports Day

Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day

Friday – Pajama Day

We are holding our second blood drive of the year tomorrow 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 participate.

With winter break upon us, our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 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 and there will not be academic recovery after school. The middle school will still have extended hours as usual if students wish or need to stay. School will resume on Monday, January 7th.

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



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.