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Health Science Academy Parent Information Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Rami Murshed
30:03
yes
Bhargavi Chari
30:04
yes
Kristina McGowan
30:05
Yes
Brooke Jardina
30:06
yes
Hiral Talati
30:06
Yes
GAURAV DEEP
30:07
Yes
Amy Luce
30:07
yes
shirley a
30:07
yes
Ayesha
30:08
yes
Vita Oved
30:08
yes
Dejena Howell
30:09
yes
Hsin Wangfu
30:10
yES
Abdullah Cheema
30:10
yes
Fagley Ali Hossain
30:10
yes
Kavitha Williams
30:13
yes
Van Kincaid
30:14
all good
Jeff Gordon
30:18
can see you and screen
Shehla Dhar
30:19
yes
Huda Syed
30:20
yes
Jeff Gordon
30:42
yes
Kristina McGowan
30:46
Yes
Abdullah Cheema
30:47
yes
Sheza Asif
30:48
yes
omar Moussa
30:51
yes
Nguyen Tran
31:17
yes
Juli Westcott
32:40
Please feel free to type any questions in the chat box. I will do my best to answer them for you!
ADNAN YAQOOB
34:59
why should we go for 4 years vs the other … the key difference
Juli Westcott
35:32
The key difference is the ability to earn an Associate’s Degree and college credit for the courses you are taking.
Bhargavi Chari
35:35
My child wants to study medicine and want to be a doctor. With that in mind, what are the advantages of health sciences academy over ib curriculum?
Carole Hsieh
36:03
Sorry, but I am not able to hear anything.
ADNAN YAQOOB
36:07
I didn’t get it
Iman Mohammed
36:45
Our children want to study medicine, do they need any line of courses on that list?
Juli Westcott
37:07
Regarding medical school, the opportunity to complete some of the transfer courses (English, math, etc.) as well as get direct patient care hours and certifications that will allow them to work in a healthcare environment will be the benefit for you.
Juli Westcott
37:29
Any of the tracks will provide your students with good foundational knowledge to pursue a career in medicine.
krishna ayyalasomyajula
37:33
are there any required courses for HSA?
Juli Westcott
37:53
Yes. Students will follow a prescribed list of courses based on the track they select.
Bhargavi Chari
38:38
n my son’s school last year Practicum came and explained about some specialization on health sciences. So, what is the difference between Practicum vs health sciences academy?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
38:52
Is HSA affiliated with the college board?
Juli Westcott
39:19
The programs available will be different between the HSA and non-HSA options. For example, the HSA has Medical Assisting but the non-HSA has Pharmacy Technician.
Juli Westcott
39:29
The HSA is not directly affiliated with the College Board.
alena cedeno
41:04
Will any of this benefit my child if she wants to become a surgeon?
Ayesha
41:38
Can the HSA student take athletics as 7th period football like regular William students ?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
41:57
Can my child take all the AP courses available in the course catalog for normal high school?
ADNAN YAQOOB
42:15
what’s the objective of Math in HSA
Walter Pinder
42:18
@Krishna yes if you choose to do AP courses, those will still be an option
Abdullah Cheema
42:21
Can I play on the basketball team an still do HSA
Juli Westcott
42:32
Yes, any foundational education in healthcare will be beneficial to students seeking a career in surgery. We have a program in 12th grade called Central Sterile Processing that could be a great option for your student.
Bhargavi Chari
42:43
Is swimming as an elective an option in williams
Juli Westcott
42:45
Ayesha - yes, the HSA classes are in the morning.
Juli Westcott
43:18
Krishna - yes, they can, but you may consider having them take the dual credit courses instead since they are guaranteed college credit and are paid for by PISD if your student is enrolled in the HSA.
Walter Pinder
43:30
@Adnan It's just an option for them to take. The HSA pathways are the health science courses. Academic college credit for math, science, or English is just an option. They won't be required to do academic dual credit as HSA.
Angela Aguirre
43:33
is swimming an elective
Juli Westcott
43:39
Yes, you can still do sports as long as they do not conflict with your HSA course.
omar Moussa
44:17
for a foreign language is it required to do 2 years or 3?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
44:36
@walter All the Ap's my child selects would qualify as electives?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
45:27
other than English math and science AP's, correct?
Walter Pinder
45:28
Most AP classes (like AP Language or AP History) are core credits and not considered electives
Anthony Vu
46:20
Are all AP classes out of a 5.0 gpa?
Walter Pinder
46:26
Yes
alena cedeno
46:44
Wait, so my child can take a language and two additional electives at the same time?
Anthony Vu
47:14
What GPA is IB out of?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
47:37
My son's life ambition is to be a neurosurgeon, and wants to take AP Psych, does that count as a core subject?
omar Moussa
48:29
I have a question for foreign language. do yo have to take 2 or 3 years
alena cedeno
48:56
So are you saying that if my child were to go to Stanford the credits received at this school won't count?
Kim Chandler
49:33
For graduation, only 2 years of foreign language is required
Kim Chandler
50:07
Out of state colleges are hard to figure out sometimes.
Huda Syed
50:43
What about Rice College
Huda Syed
51:02
would you get the credits for that
Sana Rizvi
51:32
if your child is interested in an out of state school would the AP class route be the best
krishna ayyalasomyajula
51:34
Do these credits transfer to Harvard?
Walter Pinder
52:18
The health science classes are considered as workforce credit. So those won't transfer traditionally. They are meant to be used to complete certificates or an Associate of Applied Science. Any academic credits (English, math, etc.) could be transferable.
Walter Pinder
52:36
It just depends if it's an out of state or private school.
Anthony Vu
52:45
Can you take AP biology in 9th grade if you are in Math Rocks and PACE?
Walter Pinder
52:53
Public schools in state will transfer academic credits.
Sana Rizvi
53:21
So the Associate degree would transfer out of state? And the child would be able to apply as a transfer student?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
53:26
bumping my question here: My son's life ambition is to be a neurosurgeon, and wants to take AP Psych, does that count as a core subject?
alena cedeno
53:34
So this school wouldn't be a good fit for my child if she wants to go to Stanford?
jacqueline agho
53:49
dual credit will the credits transfer to Ivy League colleges?
Juli Westcott
54:07
It depends on the school. We can only guarantee the core courses will transfer to in-state schools.
Anthony Vu
54:38
Can you take AP biology in 9th grade if you are in Math Rocks and PACE?
jacqueline agho
55:27
how many kids are accepted into the HSA program ?
Iman Mohammed
57:39
Can an 8th grader start applying for some of these courses ?
Dolores Martin
57:52
would the HSA program benefit a person wanting to become a vet?
Sana Rizvi
59:56
Does the Associates Degree transfer to school all over the US
Walter Pinder
01:00:25
@Dolores I think this is a great foundation for anyone going into a health science field. Aside from the curriculum, you learn how to work with others and patients through clinicals. This may be what you're looking for even if you're not exactly looking to be a physician.
Anthony Vu
01:00:52
Can you take AP biology in 9th grade if you are in Math Rocks and PACE?
Walter Pinder
01:01:41
@Anthony Mr. Bates or Mrs. Chandler will have to confirm if your student will be able to do that.
Anthony Vu
01:01:52
Ok
Kim Chandler
01:02:40
AP Biology will be at PESH
Mimi Li
01:02:46
If the student chooses the biomedical science track, will he/she be involved with field work?
Kim Chandler
01:03:12
No field work for Bio Track
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:03:25
what is PESH?
Walter Pinder
01:03:37
@Krishna Plano East Senior High
Sana Rizvi
01:03:42
Plano East Senior High School
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:03:54
Thanks
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:05:51
Can students go over-time with their classes
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:05:54
?
Kim Chandler
01:06:26
Over-time: do you mean extra classes per day?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:06:34
yeah
Juli Westcott
01:07:50
I do not believe so, no. However, they can take Dual Credit courses on their own concurrently.
Kim Chandler
01:07:57
Students can only take 7 classes per day
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:08:25
Is PE not required?
Kim Chandler
01:08:52
You can take eschool for PE during the school year. That would be after school.
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:10:37
Are community service hours required during the COVID-19 situation
Juli Westcott
01:12:00
Krishna - we will work with students on the community service hours during the pandemic.
Mimi Li
01:12:54
How many new students are enrolled each year?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:13:13
Thanks, just have another question; How many visits are required per month?
Anisha
01:13:19
Does AP subject GPA of 5 assigned on course completion or based on AP exams? How about dual credit gpa?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:13:26
*to clinical sites
Huda Syed
01:13:30
If you want to change your field after graduating can you do so easily
Kim Chandler
01:13:46
We only select students during their 8th grade year.
Walter Pinder
01:14:01
@Anisha the course grade will be GPA.The exam is just to see if you earn college credit.
Mimi Li
01:14:03
Yes, how many students will be selected?
Sonali Kulkarni
01:14:35
Why is this a 4 year commitment? What if the student's focus shifts after 10th grade?
Kim Chandler
01:14:39
140
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:15:07
Thanks, just have another question; How many clinical site visits are required per month?
Kim Chandler
01:15:08
Students can exit at the semester each year if that is needed.
Nguyen Tran
01:16:08
140 to get in and how many applied last year?
Rami Murshed
01:16:46
are there any grade requirments for enteringz/
Juli Westcott
01:17:07
Krishna - the clinical experience is only during one semester out of the 4 years.
Walter Pinder
01:17:07
@Huda Yes, your student won't be locked in to anything by doing these courses. They can go on to do whatever they want. Their college transcript will follow them though, so they want to be sure to do their best.
Juli Westcott
01:17:30
Krishna - depending on the program, the clinical hours can vary from 48 hours up to 400 hours.
Walter Pinder
01:17:34
@Rami, they are required to get a 75 in their HSA classes
Huda Syed
01:18:19
What about the grade requirements to enter HSA
Rami Murshed
01:18:22
sorry, i meant to enter the program, I was talking about middle school grades.
Kim Chandler
01:18:29
we had over 300 apply last year
Walter Pinder
01:18:39
No, it is a lottery system
Rami Murshed
01:18:49
okay, thank you!
Sana Rizvi
01:21:04
ok
Juli Westcott
01:21:19
It is 100% lottery
Sandra Hernandez
01:21:37
grades don't matter then?
Juli Westcott
01:21:42
No ma’am
Sandra Hernandez
01:21:47
can they applied in 8th?
Juli Westcott
01:21:54
There are slots aligned to each middle school
jacqueline agho
01:21:58
is there a waiting list ?
Juli Westcott
01:22:02
The application is open to 8th graders, yes.
Juli Westcott
01:22:06
Yes, there is a waiting list.
Rami Murshed
01:22:48
is there a specific time the applictions open? such as 12:00 PM?
omar Moussa
01:23:37
when do we get a the news that we’re in to the academy or not.
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:24:10
how many students applied last year
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:24:12
?
Kim Chandler
01:24:34
Apps open at 9:00 Am. Once we make the selections in January, you will have one week to reply.
Rami Murshed
01:24:36
@omar moussa i think january next year
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:25:36
what are the odds of getting selected?
Rami Murshed
01:25:37
can we use a personal email for the application?
Sandra Hernandez
01:25:48
7th graders cant apply yet right?
Rami Murshed
01:25:53
no
Rami Murshed
01:25:58
i dont think
Juli Westcott
01:26:04
No, only 8th graders.
Beenish Memon
01:26:08
How can we see the recording for this presentation? I missed the starting. Thanks
Elizabeth Gee
01:26:42
How many students are selected for the 9th grade program?
Juli Westcott
01:26:54
140
Sana Rizvi
01:26:55
140
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:27:01
do other states offer a similar program
Shehla Dhar
01:27:01
what info is required in the application?
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:27:03
?
Sandra Hernandez
01:27:19
if my son goes to Plano west, there is transportation to the academy right?
Vita Oved
01:28:00
do the kids in this program interact with the other kids at Williams/PESH or do they really stay by themselves?
Kavitha Williams
01:29:18
can my son participate in band?
Juli Westcott
01:29:22
Yes, they interact with other students. They are only in our courses for 1 or 2 period
ADNAN YAQOOB
01:29:26
email?
Nguyen Tran
01:29:32
what is the clear benefit of doing this program vs doing the health program on home campus
omar Moussa
01:29:54
can I go to McMillan to participate in the HSA or do I have to go to Williams
Juli Westcott
01:30:01
In my opinion, it is the opportunity to earn college credit and potentially a degree.
Kim Chandler
01:30:03
howard.bates@pisd.edu
Walter Pinder
01:30:06
@Omar you have to go to Williams
Juli Westcott
01:30:09
You have to go to williams
Kim Chandler
01:30:11
kim.chandler@pisd.edu
omar Moussa
01:30:23
thank you
Iman Mohammed
01:31:04
Thank you all
Ishan & Diya Shah
01:31:13
Thank You !!
Shehla Dhar
01:31:15
thank you!
Deep Dumka
01:31:18
Thank you so much!
krishna ayyalasomyajula
01:31:20
Have a good night Y'all
Rami Murshed
01:31:25
applications open at the 20th, right? also which website is it on?
Ramesh Kandasamy
01:31:30
Thank you All.
Dolores Martin
01:31:36
Thank you!!
Kavitha Williams
01:31:38
thank you
Rami Murshed
01:31:40
Okay, Thank you!
Huda Syed
01:31:44
thank you
Bhargavi Chari
01:31:46
Thanks!
Ryan Yi
01:31:51
Thank y'all