The Kahuku Health Academy is a Hawaii State funded Health Learning Center. Its mission is to provide career and technical education in the health professions and to inspire high school students to pursue post high school education and careers in medicine and health care.
The program offers several courses. In year 1 students take a Core Health Services class. In year 2 students complete a Clinical Health class and a course in Human Physiology. In year 3 students can take a Capstone class with a focus on the Nursing Assistant curriculum and independent leadership projects to promote health in the school and community. In addition, students may also enroll in a medical biotechnology class.
Students in the program can join the national HOSA-Future Health Professionals organization and participate at the state level in various health related competitions. Students placing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places in their events go on to compete at the National Leadership Conference. Second year students also are active in 20 hours of health related service projects or job shadowing.
Mrs. Amy Swiderski is the director of the program and teaches the Human Physiology classes. Casey Primacio teaches the Health Core, Clinical Health and Capstone classes. Mrs. Iris Kahaulelio teaches the Medical Biotechnology course.