Student Connection


Summer Academy: Your experience at IHSCA begins with a 3-week Summer Academy that provides you with a hands-on opportunity to learn about and experience different health professions and careers.

Transitioning in the Educational Pipeline

How to be prepared, navigating through existing supporting systems

  • Middle School to High School - High School to College - College to Work 
  • College Readiness and Career Assessments
  • Study Habits

College Exploration

  • Academic Requirements
  • Financial Aid / Scholarships
  • Visit College Campus

Dual Enrollment

Thanks to our partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago, students are able to take college courses right after school.  

Dual Credit Program

Our dual credit program gives students the opportunity to take college course here at out school and earn college credit. Classes offered are as follows:

  • English 101
  • Spanish 101
  • Literature 110

Curriculum: IHSCA’s curriculum combines the classic and traditional subject matters of Math, English, Sciences, Humanities, Social Studies, and Foreign Language, with a novel approach to career pathway in the area of health careers..

Our environment is not about sitting in a classroom – at IHSCA we welcome and encourage new ideas and collaboration.

In terms of credits and courses, here’s what you you’ll earn:

  • 7 credits of English
  • 7 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Social Studies
  • 5 credits of Science
  • 3.5 credits of Health Sciences
  • 4 credits of Spanish
  • 1 credit in an Elective course
  • 1.5 credit of Physical Fitness

Our tables below show you exactly what we’re talking about!

Chicago Public Schools The Renaissance Schools Fund Baxter MCHC National Louis University Rush University Medical Center University of Illinois Chicago