A health science elective course may come to middle schools this year in Bradley County, Tennessee.
“We would like to explore offering more courses at the middle school level,” said Arlette Robinson, Career and Technical Education coordinator for the school system. “We have all these career clusters in the high schools but not as much for middle school.”
If the board approves, the health science classes would be added beginning in January and through the beginning of the next school year when a new building is completed.
Rather than being a full course of study comparable to the high school class, the middle school courses will be introductory. “This would feed students directly into our very popular programs at the high school level,” Robinson said.
At Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School, health sciences programs include opportunities for clinical internships and industry certifications.