The Allied Health Pathway at Hartford Public High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning

Thank you to all HPHS Allied Health pathway supporters, including key partners:

ReadyCT is supporting the Hartford Public High School Allied Health Pathway (HPHS AH) — a STEM-focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

Based on the NAF educational design model, this pathway offers themed health sciences instruction informed by an industry advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.

Students who complete the full pathway will graduate high school with industry-recognized credentials earned in sequence:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Stop The Bleed
  • OSHA-10 – Healthcare
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)

Also, as part of the AH pathway, students receive year-round instruction in work readiness that helps them develop employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills). The curriculum also offers practical instruction in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, financial literacy, and business writing. More details can be found here.

The pathway experience will prepare students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, for career, for college, and for their long-term success!

If you are interested in learning more about the A&H Pathway, the students, or work-based learning opportunities, contact

Learn More About Providing an Allied Health Intership

Employers Deliver Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews of Hartford Public High School Allied Health Pathway Interns

“My experience with ReadyCT’s interns has been nothing but amazing. Students truly want to learn and prepare for their future careers. As an employer, it motivates me to step up and provide opportunities.”
Melissa Melonson, Founder/CEO Lumi Hospitality, Intern host since 2019

Fast Facts from the HPHS Allied Health Pathway

  • Number of Participants for the Inaugural Year: 80 sophomores and 34 Juniors enrolled as of July 2022
  • Theme: Allied Health, with required courses that include Global Health, ECE Health Career Explorations, Professional Ethics, Biology (R/H/AP), Chemistry (R/H), Anatomy and Physiology (R/H), Sociology, and Psychology (R/AP)
  • Opportunity: Every AH student has the opportunity to graduate from high school with a suite of industry-recognized credentials that includes First Aid/CPR/AED, Stop The Bleed, OSHA-10 – Healthcare, Certified Nursing Assistant, Mental Health First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Other: ReadyCT is working to design the pathway so that students have the opportunity for dual enrollment, i.e., earning college credit through coursework during high school
  • A Note About Work-Based Learning Opportunities: All Allied Health pathway students are eligible to pursue work-based learning experiences that include job shadowing, worksite tours, volunteering, and paid/unpaid internships

Remarks from Program Participants

Students from HPHS offer their appreciation for the opportunities provided by the AH pathway.

Right – Dazania Williams, Class of ’24
Dazania completed her second internship at New England Bioassay in the summer of ’21. She also completed her first internship at Hartford Hospital in the summer of ’22.

Left – Kezia Thawe, Class of ’24
Kezia completed her first internship at Hartford Hospital in the Summer of ’22.

Currently, both students are volunteers at the Blood Drive and HPHS Soccer Team participants.

Partnership Acknowledgement

We remain grateful to Hartford Public Schools for their partnership with this effort. We also thank Hartford HealthCare for providing the resources necessary to make this inspired learning pathway a true opportunity for hundreds of public school students in Hartford.