Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy
The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy (HSA) is an exciting opportunity for students interested in pursuing a future in the health care field. The HSA began in 2013 as part of Williams High School. Health Science Academy students are prepared to enter the health care field upon graduation and may also have college credit hours to enable them to advance in a college or university.
The HSA is a partnership between Plano ISD and Collin College. Through this partnership, the HSA can offer students the opportunity to earn workforce dual credit in a healthcare track, academic dual credit, an industry-based certificate in a healthcare field, as well as the opportunity to earn an Associate's of Applied Science Degree from Collin College.
This four-year program begins in freshman year of high school and continues through senior year of high school.
Selected students will attend Williams High school for 9th and 10th grades and Plano East High school for 11th and 12th grade. HSA students are just like any other student at Williams HS and Plano East and have the same opportunities to participate in all activities offered at each school, including sports, choir, band, clubs etc.
Students in the HSA work with state-of-the-art equipment and are connected to our local medical community through guest speakers, field trips and clinical placements in skilled-based classes.