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Teens embrace hands-on health care class

Original post made on Sep 26, 2012

Los Altos High School's health science career class is a very hands-on experience, which may help develop students' interest in the more abstract scientific principles required to become a nurse, a phlebotomist, a pharmacist or an EMT.

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Posted by Mr. Nice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

LAHS also has a construction career class with similar types of modules. This was also offered in a different fashion at Alta Vista HS. I've volunteered in the construction class last year - found it rather interesting. (complements to MVLA District Assoc. Sup. Brigitte Sarraf for pushing this kind of "hands-on" learning)
These can be fine academic classes! My nephew at Acalanes HS (high performing Lafayette, US #263, LAHS = #404) took "auto shop". My sister advised him to enroll against the advice of the HS counselors. It became part of his essay that got him into UC Berkeley, where he graduated in the top part of his class in Civil Engineering.

hands-on technical careers are just fine for some young people, $80,000 high-end auto tech (with a decade or more experience)
SN is a candidate for MVWSD Board (one of MVLA feeder districts)