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

Exhibition Schedule:

Early Childhood Literacy

Exhibition -February 6th: 10:00am-12:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How can our community serve tomorrow’s readers?

Students will look at six topics that the Early Childhood Accountability Partnership focuses on. The topics are snuggling, talking, singing, playing, reading, and smiling.  They will study how these topics and the developmental stages impact early childhood literacy. Students will develop bilingual products that will help our community become more engaged in the role to produce more young readers.


Monsters Inside Me

Exhibition -February 6th: 10:00am-12:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How can we understand and eradicate a parasitic infectious disease of our own creation?


This project was about investigating cells from the perspective of Infectious Diseases (bacteria, virus’, fungi, and parasites). After gaining knowledge about these four categories, students created a super-parasite they will present to judges that will include strategies to treat the parasite based on its characteristics and function.

Stork Mythology

Exhibition-February 6th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How can income disparity impact pregnancy and childbirth in the United States?

Students will assume the roles of community advocates and historians while researching the trends between pregnancy complications and access to resources. Students will share their knowledge and resources with community members during a scheduled community event, as well as demonstrate their understandings of the evolution of pregnancy/birth related topics throughout US History during final exhibitions.

Renewable Energy

Exhibition-February 6th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph 87106

Driving Question: How can renewable energy improve the health impacts of our school yard?

Students will be able to create an energy efficient product that contributes to energy saving techniques.

Inside Out Dem Bones

Exhibition-February 6th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do health advocates inform the public about diseases of the skeletal system?

Students are learning about the Human Skeletal System, its anatomy and physiology. Students will look at the problems and health issues in three different life stages (pediatric, adult, geriatric).

Medical Terminology

Exhibition-February 8th 10:00am-12:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do we as health care professionals breakdown and communicate a specific disease and treatment effectively to our patients and provide clinical documentation to our colleagues?

Students will create a scientific case study article and dictionary to include treatment from the role of the specific system provider with their chosen disease.

Government & Community Health Workers

Exhibition February 8th  10:00am-12:00pm  1900 Randolph SE 87106                           

Government-Driving Question: How will you create, develop, and get a bill passed into law regarding an issue of significant personal importance? This project was focused on learning the governmental processes in the US.  We focused on how laws are created and differences between the House and the Senate.  To gain more information about how laws are passed, we looked at the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.  They investigated why this legislation has passed in some states and been voted down in others.  Students created their own “passion” bill that will be presented to judges.  Students will refer back to what they learned during the project and what they discovered during their marijuana bill investigation.

Community Health Workers Driving Question: What makes a community healthy and how can we contribute to making it healthier?  Students are creating asset maps in order to evaluate the health of our communities. In addition, students are entering the communities that need the most help and serving as community health workers that will conduct blood pressure and BGL screenings. Students will be simultaneously practicing their communication skills.

Traditional Medicine & Home Visiting

Exhibition- February 8th 1:15pm-3:15pm 1900 Randolph SE 87106 

Traditional Medicine-Driving Question: How and why did indigenous medical practices evolve when introduced to Western Culture? Students will create a traditional medicine book to include historical medical practices and uses around the world amongst indigenous cultures to present day practice.

Home Visiting-Driving Question: How do home visiting programs help parents enhance family health? Students will look at home visiting through a variety of lenses; such as parents and child, home visitor, and other professionals that work with home visitors and families. In addition, students will look at services that home visiting programs provide, about the qualities and attributes of health care professionals, and how these professionals help parents create health family foundations.

The Golden Hour

Exhibition-February 8th 1:15pm-3:15pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question:  How are diagnoses, treatments, and protocols best determined for a patient with a specific Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

This project was about determining what TBI is and how the brain is affected by this injury. Students investigated the base level content knowledge of neurons, functions of the lobes of the brain, dissecting a brain to see what they were researching, etc.  Students will present a patient they investigated from a case study and will review the injury, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and expected life- long outcomes. Additionally, students will dissect a sheep brain as part of the exhibition.


Community Health Workers (Re-engagement Program)

Exhibition February 13th 4:30pm-6:00pm 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: What makes a community healthy, and how can we contribute to making it healthier?  Students are creating asset maps in order to evaluate the health of our communities.

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