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North Rowan High School

Health Sciences Academy

North Rowan Student practicing nursing

Overview

Learn industry recognized health care skills with focuses available in general health sciences and nursing. . Students will be immersed in real-life scenarios using simulation mannequins that allow students to apply life-saving skills in practical situations. . Students can join the award-winning Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Industry Credentials

  • CPR & First Aide
  • OSHA 10-hour Industry
  • NC Nurse Aide 1

Purpose

The Health Sciences Academy prepares students to pursue health care careers based on their individual needs, aptitudes and their career development plan.

Courses

Health Team Relations

In this course students learn fundamentals that will enable them to function in their role as a health care worker. This course covers general healthcare topics including terminology, the history of health care, legal responsibilities, and ethics.

Health Science I

In this course students learn the basics of health care. Topics include human anatomy, physiology, human body diseases, disorders, and biomedical therapies.

Health Science II

In this intermediate course, students expand their understanding by studying financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, and concepts of teamwork. Students will also learn health care skills such as first aid and CPR.

Nursing Fundamentals

Nursing Fundamentals focuses on personal care and basic nursing skills following the Certified Nursing Assistant 1 curriculum (CNA 1). Students will learn CNA skills, practice them and become certified in them. During the course students will gain experience working at nursing homes and will complete forty plus hours of clinical practice.

Students in this course will be preparing for CNA 1 certification which requires both a written and skills test to qualify.

Note: This course takes two class periods.

Potential Certifications

  • CNA 1

How can I apply?

Any student may apply to NRHS Health Sciences Academy regardless of their current district.

For more information about joining our Health Sciences Academy, you should meet with a guidance counselor to determine if our academy aligns with your goals for high school and beyond.

The forms you need can be found here:

How to Transfer

Contact Us

North Rowan High School
300 N. Whitehead Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
(704) 278-9233

Calendar

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

News

New Principals for West Middle and Hanford-Dole Elementary

The Board of Education has approved the appointment of Stacey White as the new principal of West Rowan Middle School and Stephanie Sanders as the principal of Hanford-Dole Elementary. Congratulations and we wish you well!