Academies/Programs of Study
The Allied Health Academy will provide an outstanding opportunity for students to attain real world skills in healthcare that are aligned to industry standards. The program will focus on taking on the role of an Allied Health professional to solve real-world medical cases via project based learning that include investigations into the delivery of health related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management.
Pathways & Experiences
- Investigate the case of the death of a fictional person by examining autopsy reports to learn the person’s medical history and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life in order to learn about human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes, and experimentation.
- Provide appropriate patient care while performing medical processes and diagnostic procedures in actual and simulated clinical environments.
- Build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken® to examine the interactions of human body systems such as identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis in the body.
- Use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration.
- Investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in order to optimize patient outcomes using scientific principles and evidence-based practices.
- Explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.
- Promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health and quality of life for individuals, families, and the community.
- Apply health care administration and health systems management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings.
- Explore the many career options found in Allied Health through practical lab experiences.
Human Body Systems
|Opportunities for College Credit, Credentials, & Certifications:||Billing & Coding (CBCS), CPR/AED, EKG Tech (CET), Electronics Health Records (CEHRS), EMT, Medical Administrative Assist (CMAA), Medical Assist (CCMA), Patient Care Tech (CPCT/A), Pharmacy Tech (CPhT), Phlebotomy (CPT), Stop the Bleed, Surgical Technician|
|Potential Job Opportunities:||Anesthesiologist assistant, technologist/technician, Athletic trainer, Audiologist, Cardiovascular technologist and technician, Behavioral disorder counselor, Clinical/Medical laboratory technologist/scientist, Cytotechnology, Dental hygienist, assistant, dental laboratory technician, Diagnostic medical sonographer, Dietitian & Nutritionist, Emergency Medical Technician EMT, Paramedic, Exercise science (personal fitness trainer, exercise physiologist, and exercise science professional), Genetic assistant, Health Administration, Health information technologists, administrators, manager, Health educator, Home health aide, Lactation Consultant, Marriage and family therapist, Magnetic resonance technologist, Medical assistant, Medical illustrator, Medical librarian, Mental health counselor, Music therapist, Medical transcriptionist, Nerve conduction studies technologist, Nuclear medicine technologist, Occupational therapist, assistant, aide, Ophthalmic medical assistant, technicians, Orthotist, Prosthetist, Orthoptist, Orthotic and prosthetic technician, Pharmacy assistant, aide, technicians, Physical therapist, assistant, aide, Physician assistant, Podiatric assistant, Poetry therapist, Polysomnographic technologist, Psychiatric aides, technician, Radiation Therapist, Radiologic service assistant, technologist, administrator, Recreational Therapist, Rehabilitation counselor, worker, Respiratory therapist, Social and mental health service worker, Specialist in blood bank technology/transfusion medicine, Speech pathologist, language therapist, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor, Surgical technologist, Surgical Neurophysiologist, Vocational rehabilitation counselor|
|Work Based Learning:||Career Assessment, Career Day, Company Tours, Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Internships, Job Shadowing, Mentoring, Mock Interviewing, Project Based Learning, Student-run Enterprise, Volunteer Opportunities|
Honors and Advanced Honors Academy
The Honors Academy at Weequahic High School is designed to cultivate the talents, interests and scholastic aptitude of our students with an enhanced focus on the 9th and 10th graders. The Advanced Honors Academy will lead to multiple Advanced Placement courses that will allow students to perform at a rigorous level and earn college credits. Available courses of study include: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP U.S. History and AP Physics B. Students enrolled in this Academy will receive an extended hour of instruction that will allow them to gain membership into the Pathways to College Program and The National Honor Society as well as prepare for ACT, SAT and Advanced Placement testing. In addition, to learning advanced skills, students will be exposed to the college admission process, campus tours, and various collegiate activities.
JAG: Jobs for America’s Graduates
History of Program
Jobs for america's graduates NJ is based on a nationally recognized school to create transitional program implemented in over 800 High Schools, alternative high schools, community colleges and middle schools across the United States. This innovative youth program is currently at Weequahic High School in Newark NJ.
The ultimate objective is to provide JAG students with classroom and work based learning experiences that result in a quality job leading to a career after graduation or completion of a post-secondary education.
To help young people stay in school, acquire the skills (personal, vocational, leadership) and academic achievement necessary to be successful upon graduation.