The mission of the Medical Arts Magnet is to introduce students to the expanding field of health care. The magnet is a four-year program with a curriculum that focuses on a selected body of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for careers in health care fields. Health, wellness, science, math, technology and medicine are central themes around which students in the program structure their high school experience.
There are four core classes: Health Sciences and Careers, Athletic Medicine, Medical Terminology and Psychology and Health Issues. Magnet students in good academic standing become eligible to participate in four hours of field experience in their junior and senior years. Upon graduation, magnet students have the skills and base knowledge to continue in a technical or two-/four-year college experience.
Students in the Medical Arts Magnet may also earn up to 21 Clark College credits. The 16 core curriculum credits for the Health Sciences Strand prepare students to enter one of many Clark College certification programs, including Pharmacy Tech, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Receptionist and Medical Transcription.