Advancements in technology have paved the way for the world of Health and Human Services to be a high-tech career field. Electronic health records have replaced paper, digital health systems provide insights, mobile health apps better serve patients, and telemedicine allows for healthcare professionals to be more accessible. This innovation will continue to transform healthcare in the future. In fact, more than 95% of hospitals are using certified health information technology. As hospitals, schools, and government agencies become more digital, students looking to enter a Health and Human Services career will need to be ready to learn new technologies to stay competitive. Destinations Career Academy, powered by K12, prepares students for success in Health and Human Services through innovative learning practices.
LEARNING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AT DESTINATIONS CAREER ACADEMY
You've heard of online learning. Whether you've seen commercials about it, know someone who's done it, or have heard counselors recommend it, online education is gaining popularity. However, you may not know about career readiness education (CRE). Destinations Career Academy delivers CRE as an educational option for a career-focused curriculum. Students still learn core subjects like math and science, but they also take electives and participate in real-world learning experiences that grow their passions.
If your student knows they want to work in a Health and Human Services career, what's stopping them from starting their journey now? Destinations empowers students to explore these passions while also earning their high school diploma. Career readiness education and electives are only a few of the perks of learning Health and Human Services at Destinations Career Academy, but the perks don't stop there. Students can also:
Earn college credit*
Gain work experience and industry exposure*
Develop real-world skills*
Prepare for industry-recognized certification exams
Health and Human Services Pathways
As the saying goes, "A jack of all trades is a master of none," so Destinations encourages students to hone their skills when it comes to education. Career pathways help students find success in their chosen career field. They act as a guide for students' elective choices and extracurricular focus. These sets of electives aim toward career goals and prepare students for their future. Whether that be going to college, starting work right after high school, or taking a certification exam, career pathways prepare students for their next step.
Entering the Health and Human Services career field at Destinations Career Academy gives students the chance to explore the following pathways*:
Education and Training
Legal and Law Enforcement
Medical Billing and Coding
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
What better way to learn these specialties than through actually trying a hand at them? Destinations uses project-based learning to ensure your student gets the most out of their experience in these Health and Human Services Pathways. In this teaching method, students learn by solving real-world problems through group or individual projects. This helps students perform better in tests, strengthens their collaboration skills, and improves attitudes toward learning. Developing these skills as a high schooler gives your student a leg up for success in a Health and Human Services career.
MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Think about everything you do online on a daily basis. Buying groceries, attending medical appointments, watching movies, and even touring Earth can be done in a few clicks. High school can also become very effective in a virtual environment. The nature of online learning helps students hone skills like time management, communication, and self-direction. Destinations students gain these skills from their coursework so they're ready to pursue college, a career or both.
At Destinations, we embrace these virtual technologies so our students are best equipped for their careers. The online learning environment empowers all types of students. They can learn at their own pace, tailor their day to their learning style, and immerse themselves in real-world technology.
Health and Human Services Online Classes
There are multiple reasons Destinations students are excited to go to class. Through immersive virtual experiences, Destinations uses cutting-edge technologies to teach students digitally. K12's innovative education software lets students explore subjects in a new way. Instead of flat textbook illustrations, students dive into 3D anatomy animations or clinical simulations. Along with these experiences, Destinations gives your student the opportunity to:
Explore and understand human anatomy through interactive 3D animations
Try their hand at procedures or situations through virtual reality
Test their knowledge through gamified quizzes
LEARNING FROM THE PROS
To keep up with the ever-changing digital environment of the Health and Human Services industry, Destinations maintains relationships with industry experts. Using a platform called Nepris, our students can connect with experts in their field of study. Nepris allows teachers at Destinations Career Academy to:
Organize live, interactive sessions with industry experts
Connect students with people who work in their field of interest
Give students an opportunity to learn about potential work environments
Picking the brains of Health and Human Services professionals gives students meaningful insight into their possible future jobs. Building mentorships and exploring connections with medical coders, nursing assistants, teachers, and lawyers help Destinations students put themselves in their shoes.
NETWORKING WITH EMPLOYERS AND COLLEGES
Every parent wants to see their student succeed and have many opportunities for their future. At Destinations, we take that into our own hands using a networking tool called Tallo. With Tallo, each student creates a profile featuring their skills, experience, and interests. This allows both colleges and companies to seek them out for future opportunities. We know the thought of college can be very stressful for families. Tallo aims to reduce anxiety with its built-in app, which students can use to search and apply for college scholarships.
Employers are often impressed by students who create a thorough Tallo profile showcasing their academic and work experience. When colleges see how passionate students are for careers in the Health and Human Services industry, they can reach out with scholarship opportunities to help them take the next step. Tallo can also match students with mentors in the medical field to encourage both personal and professional growth.
Destinations Career Academy's pathways may be the perfect fit if your student wants to take an innovative approach to Health and Human Services. Our specialized courses and real-world learning experiences helps start students start their careers off on the right foot and lead them to success for what's to come, whether that is going to college or diving right into the workforce. The experiences our students have and the skills they learn in their time at Destinations are sure to make their high school education stand out among the rest.
*Opportunities vary by school. Please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.