IGNITE YOUR INTEREST
At SHS, there are opportunities beyond the classroom to fit your interest now or later, and to provide a chance to see if something is right and help with decisions on paths toward college and/or career.
Below are the different types of programs and academies that are connected to classwork which can lead to an endorsement. These programs give student the opportunity to have a more individualized, small approach to learning. Each of the programs below are through a Department at SHS and may also have after school clubs or activities that connects with the program.
In order to be in any program, there are guidelines, please read below and click on any additional links.
SPORTS MEDICINE (ATHLETIC TRAINER)
(wording directly from the Sports Medicine Department)
SHS Sports Medicine Philosophy and Mission:
The combination of sports and academics can be a tremendous experience in a young person’s life. In order to achieve success at any endeavor it takes dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm. To be your best in sports medicine there is no substitute for proper, intelligent practice. As an educator and an athletic trainer, it is our job to push you towards becoming your best. For many, the price of success is too high and they are content to wallow in mediocrity. It is hard to make the necessary sacrifices but it can be done. IT IS HARD TO BE A WINNER, BUT IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT. The most important factor in success besides hard work is the concept of TEAM. An athletic trainer must place the importance of the team over that of the individual. As a player you should never think only in terms of self-goal. Instead, think in terms of team success and you will reach your individual brilliance. All student athletic trainers are vital to the team. As a student athletic trainer, you must accept the role assigned to you by the licensed athletic trainer because this is where they honestly feel you can best contribute to the success of the team. We must start thinking in terms of WE instead of I.
What Does the SHS Sports Medicine (Athletic Trainer) Program Provide?
A few of things students are able to learn and achieve being a member of our medical crew include:
· HANDS ON knowledge and skills in an Allied Health Profession as a HS student
- Opportunity to run the SIDELINES and cheer on the Spartans while having the best seat in stadium
· High School LETTER MEN Jacket
· Scholarship MONEY to attend local Athletic Training Conventions, Symposiums and Summer Camps
· Universal Job skills: Professional Networking, Community Service, Budgeting, Communication Skills, Facility Design, Time Management, Responsibility, Work Ethic and Professional relationships
· Knowledge of a variety of athletic SPORTS rules, regulations, injuries and scheduling
· Ability to learn different REHABILITATION protocols when dealing with different injuries
· Knowledge of general First Aid, CPR, Nutrition and Environmental Conditions, which you can use and teach in your COMMUNITY
· Knowledge of emergency care, insurance claims and doctor referrals
· LEADERESHIP opportunities within Stratford High School, where athletes, coaches and teachers will
look to you for assistance
For more information on how to become an SHS Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine Program, please read the attached form and contact Mrs. Quigley.
UT Summer Program for grades 9-12 for Pre-Med and Sports Medicine 2018
(wording provided by HOSA Department at SHS)
Below is information about the courses that are taken during the program. There is an application process after taking the Principals of Health Science. The program provides students with direct onsite hospital experience once a certain level of coursework and learning has been achieved. This program does have limited space as of the 2016-2017 school year and requires an application once a student has completed the Principals of Health Science class.
What does the SHS Health Science Program Provide?
- Hospital Rotations after certain criteria and coursework is completed.
- Hands on experience in the hospital setting.
- Exposure to the many fields in medicine.
Principles of Health Science
If you are interested in a career in the Health Field, this is the class for you!
You will learn Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Terminology, CPR certification and will receive one elective credit. You must have taken Biology previous to this class.
This class is a prerequisite for the Health Science Internship Class. To get into the Internship class, you will need a recommendation from all of your teachers. You will be selected for the Internship by your recommendations as well as your GPA , attendance, attitude, discipline, as well as your work ethics.
If selected for this Internship class, you will be privileged to go to Memorial Hermann/ Memorial City Hospital three days a week. You will be allowed to observe in the majority of the clinical units in the hospital. This includes the Operating Room, Emergency Room and other clinical settings in the hospital plus outside areas, a Veterinary Clinic and Sports Medicine clinic. You will shadow a professional from the area you are assigned and will have the chance to ask questions of the professional.
During this class, you will be given the opportunity to teach elementary students and help during the school Blood Drives. You will tour the Greater Houston Blood Bank as well as Herman Hospital and the Life Flight.
During this course you will learn Leadership Skills.
You will receive 2 Elective credits
For more information please click on the attached form and contact Mrs. Judy Holtan.
Academy Of Finance
Academy of Science and Engineering