Health Leadership High School

Student Projects

Health Leadership High School classes are based on a Learning By Doing model. Students participate in four projects a trimester and earn their credits through hands-on activities in and out of the classroom. Each project has a final exhibition where students demonstrate their learning to industry and community professionals.

During exhibitions students will share their health projects in a science fair format. Judges will evaluate how well students master health conceptsJudges are welcome to attend for 30 minutes or more based on their availability. If you are interested in being a judge at any of the below exhibitions please email moneka@healthleadershiphighschool.org.

Exhibition Schedule:

Vision Care (VSP)

Exhibition -October 17th: 9:45am-11:45am at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do we as vision care providers help patients see the world in a more accessible way?

In this project students are developing an understanding of eye/brain anatomy and how we as humans see the world around us. They are also exploring diseases that affect vision, vision care, vision insurance, and how accessible vision insurance/care is to those in their community. During the exhibition students will dissect cow eyes and sheep brains. Students will be expected to teach judges how to dissect a cow eye.

 

Garden Project

Exhibition-October 17th 9:45am-11:45am at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: What are the primary factors responsible for healthy plant growth in the school garden?

In this project students have been learning about elements, nutrients, physical forces and chemicals that are important for plant growth as well as the solar energy required for photosynthesis. During the exhibition, students will present their findings and showcase the school garden.

Making Moments Matter

Exhibition-October 17th 9:45am-11:45am at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do young children learn best and how can we communicate this information most effectively to our community?

Students have been studying the development of children (prenatal to 5 years old) and how to start preparing them to enter kindergarten. During the exhibitions students will present products that will help children in their development as well as share information with parents, peers, and others in the community.

Pre-Op

Exhibition-October 17th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph 87106

Driving Question: How has the evolution of surgery impacted humanity?

In this project, students will be learning about the evolution of surgical techniques, technology, and surgeons’ roles over the course of human history. During the exhibition, students will present the evolution of one specific surgery through the four main time periods: Antiquity, Greco-Roman, Age of Enlightenment, and Modern Era.

Youth Health Access

Exhibition-October 17th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How can we better inform our youth about their health choices and rights?

Students will explore five areas of teen health; these include: rights, consent for healthcare, behavioral health, knowing where to get healthcare, and how to pay for healthcare. During exhibitions, students will share created products with their peers through oral presentations at other leadership schools.

 

Adulting (Economics)

Exhibition-October 17th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do you navigate the financial world as an adult?

In this project students are learning about economic systems, financial management and personal finances. During exhibitions students will present about 1) their ideal economic systems they want to live in 2) and play a role as a financial advisor with a budget scenario.  

Community Health Workers, HLHS 101 & Medical Terminology

Exhibition October 19, 2017  9:45am-11:45am                                 Community Health Workers-Driving Question: How can we effectively serve our community as community health workers? In this project, students are learning about the history of community health care workers, blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings and how to interact with and provide information to patients. During the exhibition, students will host a health fair to educate the community about hypertension, healthy eating habits and more. (Location-University of New Mexico)

HLHS 101 Driving Question: How can students new to HLHS best prepare for Project Based Learning and our practices? In this project, students are developing tools and strategies to improve their group collaboration, professionalism and organization, and conflict resolution skills. These skills will help them have greater success here at HLHS and during their adult lives. They are also practicing various 21st Century technology skills, especially those needed to use the Google suite of applications, which include; Google drive, Gmail, Docs, Slides, and Google Classroom. Students will then apply their new skills to the creation of a mini-project plan. During exhibition, they will be expected to present this mini-project plan to their judges and demonstrate the skills they have learned. (Location HLHS)

Medical Terminology-Driving Question: How do we as Health Care Professionals breakdown and communicate medical terms effectively to our patients, colleagues, and the local New Mexico community?Students are learning about the different parts of medical terms, how to create professional S.O.A.P notes and the most effective ways to communicate medical terminology to patients, professionals as well as to the community. During the exhibitions, students will create a case study around a specific disease and work to effectively communicate the medical terminology about their chosen disease. (Location HLHS)

ABQ F.I.T.T, Birds and the Bees, Mental Health Awareness & Public Health

Exhibition- October 19th 1:15pm-3:15pm 

ABQ F.I.T.T.-Driving Question: How do we as fitness professionals create personalized fitness prescriptions for clients?In this project the students are taking on the role of Personal Trainers and are learning how to create fitness plans in order to meet clients’ goals and needs. Students will have five (5) clients total during this Project. They are also expected to utilize different types of exercise, intensity levels, and fitness concepts when developing these prescriptions. During Exhibition students will be expected to create 30 minute workouts for a client, preferably their judge. (Location HLHS)

Birds and the Bees-Driving Question: How do the choices we make about sexuality affect our lives?Students wished for a comprehensive and accurate sex education course. They also hoped to share their learnings with their family, peers, and community members. During exhibitions students will present sex education lessons to peer audiences about topics they explored during the project; they will also distribute the informational materials within the community. (Location-University of New Mexico)

Mental Health Awareness-Driving Question: What is Mental Health/Illness? Students are researching what mental health is and what it is not.  They have each chosen a mental illness/disorder to research and present about through the composition of a research paper and a brochure. During the exhibitions, students will also present a mask that creatively represents the illness/disorder and a First-Aid Kit with tools to help anyone who is suffering from some type of episode associated with their illness/disorder. (Location HLHS)

Public Health -Driving Question: How do we solve health problems using the “Upstreaming” Theory, and how do we let others know the importance of Public Health in our community? Students will be researching and learning about the importance of Public Health and our community.  During exhibitions, students will discuss social determinants of health, “upstreaming” and how these issues affect our everyday life and our future. (Location HLHS)

Mental Health (Re-engagement Program)

Exhibition-October 24th 4:30pm-6:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: What is Mental Health/Illness? Students are researching what mental health is and what it is not.

They have each chosen a mental illness/disorder to research and present about through the composition of a research paper and a brochure. During the exhibitions, students will also present a mask that creatively represents the illness/disorder and a First-Aid Kit with tools to help anyone who is suffering from some type of episode associated with their illness/disorder.

 

Community Health Workers (Re-engagement Program)

Exhibition October 25, 2017 at 4:30pm-6:00pm (Location To be Announced)

Driving Question: What is a Community Health Worker, and what do they do?

Students are learning how to be Community Health Workers.  They have learned how to do blood pressure screenings and have developed brochures to educate the community about what blood pressure is as well as how to deal with high blood pressure. During the exhibition students will host a health fair to educate the community about hypertension, healthy eating and more.

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