New Gifted Medical Magnet in 2016-2017 (Grades 9-12)

The program is designed for gifted, highly gifted, and high-achieving students with an education entirely focused on a career in medicine. Total enrollment will be capped at approximately 460 students with classroom sizes no greater than 34 students per teacher.
 
The Los Angeles area is a center for healthcare delivery and research and our four-year program will include internships and volunteering opportunities with hospitals like Kaiser Permanente, Olive View, Cedars-Sinai, Facey Medical Group, and Children’s Hospital. By blending academics with real-world experience, we will immerse our students in the exciting field of health care from the moment they step through our doors.
 
The Medical Magnet will offer a Sport Medicine strand that will prepare students for a range of careers, including Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, and other forms of athletic therapeutics. Additionally, a broader Medical Care strand will introduce students to the worlds of clinical practice, nursing, as pharmacists, administrators, as well as careers within information technology. All university-required courses will have medicine and healthcare as an additional focus.
 
9th Grade                 10thGrade               11thGrade                12th Grade
H English 9               H English 10            H English 11 or AP    H English 12 or
(World Literature)     (English Literature)   English Language     AP English Lit
                                                                  and Composition       and Composition

H Algebra I or           H Geometry or         H Algebra II or           Pre-calc, AP Calc,
H Geometry or         H Algebra II or          H Pre-calc or             AP Statistics Prob-
H Algebra II              H Math Analysis       AP Calculus AB         ability, Medical Mth 
 
H Biology                 H Chemistry or          Human Anatomy        AP Physics
                                 AP Chemistry           Physiology, Electives: Electives:
                                                                  AP Biology                  AP Biology
 
Foreign Language,  Foreign Language,    Foreign Language,    Health
or Visual/                 or Visual/                    or Visual/
Performing Arts       Performing Arts          Performing Arts
 
H World History or                                     H US History or       H US Government 
AP World History                                       AP US History         AP US Government
                                                                                                  AP MacroEconomics
Physical Education Physical Education

H Health Science   Medical Terminology/  H Sports Medicine  Advanced Studies
                               Health Careers                                           Sports Medicine –
                                                                                                  Sports Therapeutics

Explorations,         Explorations,             Community Service, Integrated Externship
Guided Study        Guided Study            Service Learning,      Internships
                              Community Service, Summer Externships Community Service
                              Service Learning,     Job Shadowing          Service Learning
                              e-mentoring                                                 Volunteer Activity
                                                                                                  Employment
 
Honors Health Science: This course will introduce students to human structure and function. Areas of study include anatomy, healthcare delivery systems, medical terminology, emergency management, health information technology, and legal practices. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.
 
Medical Terminology/Health Careers: This course will be designed to introduce students to the field of sports medicine. It will provide students the opportunity to explore athletic training and sports medicine related fields. Students will receive instruction in sports medicine terminology, physical fitness, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, injury evaluation and prevention procedures, and careers in sports medicine. Students will also demonstrate skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and sports injury management and rehabilitation. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

Honors Sports Medicine: This course will provide advanced sports medicine students with instruction in advanced techniques and processes. This course will give students hands-on experience evaluating injuries commonly sustained by the competitive athlete. It includes all areas of sports medicine such as sports medicine terminology, musculo-skeletal anatomy, evaluation, assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention of athletic injuries. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating and assessing athletic injuries. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for post-secondary education.
 
Advanced Studies in Sports Medicine-Sports Therapeutics: This course will be offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.