Career Academies

09861 09862 Medical Science Academy
The Medical Academy is available for students who are extremely committed to pursuing a career in the field of medicine and have the knowledge, skill, dedication, and spirit that will be required to engage in a very rigorous and challenging authentic learning experience.

The Medical Science Academy is a two credit, full year course open to highly motivated juniors and seniors, from any District 214 High School, who are seriously interested in a career in medicine and ready for college level academic rigor. This program involves accompanying medical professionals two mornings (7:30am - 9:30am) a week at Glenbrook Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and participating in classroom activities at PHS the remaining three mornings. Students rotate through various departments at the hospital, usually for 5-6 weeks each. Classroom assessment is based on tests, quizzes, papers, journals, discussions of professional research, lab practicals, powerpoint presentations and group participations in research activities. Hospital evaluations are based on feedback from the various rotations. Students must have excellent attendance, be highly motivated, hard working, able to participate in group activities, be leaders as well as followers, and willing to spend 2 1/2 hours every morning in the program.

Contact your school counselor or Career Advisor for an application. The application, letters of recommendation and a personal interview determine admittance to the program. All application materials must be completed and returned to Mrs. Mollie David at Prospect High School. She can be contacted at (847) 718-5508

Medical Academy Application Deadline
for the school year 2015-2016
is February 1, 2015


The Education Academy

The Township High School 214 Education Academy is a highly competitive program offered to senior student applicants interested in a career in education and capable of the rigors of college level academia. Once accepted, these Education Academy student teachers learn and perform curriculum-based activities on-site in a classroom setting at a local school three days per week.  Students rotate through 5 different educational settings (special ed, ELL, elementary, junior high and high school) in order to gain a broad perspective on different educational opportunities.  The remaining two days of the school week are spent in a teacher education class at Rolling Meadows High School.ion class at Rolling Meadows High School.

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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a sequential engineering program that can potentially lead to 15 college credits transferable to 4-year schools like Purdue, Bradley, Milwaukee School of Engineering and U of I, along with numerous two-year institutions. This program consists of an eight-semester program sequence covering the foundations of engineering with hands-on practical applications of real engineering concepts. Its mission is to assure the success of an increasing and more diverse group of students in engineering and the engineering technology field of study - fields experiencing critical shortages.

The High School Program is an eight semester sequence of courses over three years which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering a post-secondary institution. Students may take one or all of the proposed courses during their high school career.

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