Healthcare Careers Academy


The future health of our community depends on preparing tomorrow's workforce. The Healthcare Careers Academy is a unique collaboration of Tacoma Public Schools, healthcare industry, higher education and nonprofits that prepares high school students for a wide-range of careers in the healthcare industry.

This four-year, part-time high school program is offered at Stadium and Mount Tahoma High Schools. Students engage in four years of specific pathway curriculum and experiences that enhance student learning and promote healthcare careers.

Ninth and tenth grade is dedicated to exploring passions, making connections to healthcare careers, and engaging in exploratory coursework that is both rigorous and experiential.

Students dive more deeply into career exploration and intense coursework in eleventh and twelfth grade, students receive hands-on experience in a chosen healthcare industry internship (NextMove internship). Students are supported by their industry mentor, a career internship coach, skilled teachers, and academic tutors throughout the program.

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