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Thank you to all New Britain High School Academy of Health and Sciences supporters, including key partner:
With special recognition to the expertise and commitment of the AOHS teaching staff and faculty — offering students nearly 60 years of combined classroom experience!
A note of appreciation to the following organizations for their interest and/or past participation in the work-based learning experiences at New Britain High School.
Hospital of Central Connecticut
Hospital for Special Care
Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA)
ReadyCT is supporting the New Britain High School Academy of Health and Sciences (NBHS AOHS) — 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 advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.
As part of the Academy of Health & Sciences, students will receive ongoing instructions in work readiness in an effort to help them develop employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills). The curriculum also offers students the opportunity to develop their professional and personal brand, while preparing them for mock interviews, informational interviews, and industry specific employment opportunities.
The academy experience not only prepares students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, but strives to assist students in developing a well-informed postsecondary academic/career plan!
NBHS students are superstars. Be sure to check back to hear from these students as the school year progresses.
If you are interested in learning more about the NBHS AOHS including offering internships or related work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Participants for the Inaugural Year: 300+, grades 9 through 12. Students must attain 3 credits to be an Academy of Health and Sciences Graduate.
Theme: The Academy of Health and Sciences contains three pathways: Biomedical Science (Honors), Healthcare Science, and Certified Nursing Assistant.
Opportunity: AOHS students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials, including First Aid/CPR/AED, Stop The Bleed, and Certified Nurse Assistant
Other: ReadyCT’s work-based learning coordinator, whose office is in the building, facilitates an eight-week work-readiness course designed to prepare students for an internship placement; participation in iPASS is available to all NBHS academy students
A Note About Work-Based Learning Opportunities: ReadyCT is committed to supporting all career readiness programming at NBHS, with a focus on the two academies themed on business and health services.
Rachel completed an internship at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in the summer of ’22.
We remain grateful to the Consolidated School District of New Britain for their partnership with this effort.