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Medical Academy

Kristi Lawhon, Instructor
850-926-7125 ext: 8307

Program of Study

Through the development of the Medical Academy at Wakulla High School, students can combine biomedical technology and the human touch to learn about diverse aspects of healthcare that they may never have dreamed of.  The focus of Wakulla High School's Medical Academy is to integrate academic rigor with career and technical education. 

While some students may choose a traditional pathway to become a nurse or doctor, other students will be able to choose a pathway that leads to biomedical manufacturing and research into diagnostic and laboratory technology.  Students can begin to develop the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical technology as early as ninth grade, and complete their high school years with on-the-job experiences that expose them to the extensive career prospects in this area. 

Students are offered a variety of hands-on learning opportunities through the integration of core academics, relevant health care topics, field trips, job shadowing, clinical rotations at local hospital, volunteer programs and community health activities in many different areas of the health care industry.  Currently, completion of this program provides students the opportunity to receive CPR, First Responder, HIPPA and Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) certificatio



CTE Non-Discrimination Statement:
Wakulla County School District offers the following career and technical programs, including career academies wherein students may earn industry certification on the Wakulla High School Campus: *Aerospace, *Phlebotomy, Engineering Academy, Medical Academy, Cosmetology, Digital Design, *Culinary Arts, *Architecture & Construction, *HVAC, *Automotive Service Technology and *Applied Welding Technologies. *Denotes secondary and post-secondary courses offered. All post-secondary courses are offered on the Wakulla High School campus and students earn high school credit. Post-secondary courses are offered on the Wakulla High School campus or Lively Technical Center and students earn college credit. 
Admission/Selection Criteria:
Student is required to be 16 years old OR have completed 9th grade.
2.0 GPA Unweighted GPA.
Attendance & Discipline records will be reviewed.
Engineering Academy and Medical Academy require different admissions criteria. See web pages for additional information and applications.
The district prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, and in access to educational programs and activities, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s nondiscrimination policies).
Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.

The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Lori Sandgren, Executive Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; (850)926-0065;