Hidalgo ISD

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Health Science Certification Opportunities

Hidalgo ISD is partnered with South Texas College to provide the opportunity for their students to gain the following healthcare certifications:

  • Patient Care Technician –  2-Year Program: Junior & Senior Years

    • Phlebotomy certification

    • Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) certification

    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification

  • Pharmacy Technician – Senior Level Only

Dual Enrollment

Hidalgo ISD is partnered with South Texas College to provide dual enrollment courses for their students.


AP Courses

Hidalgo ISD also offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses are classes that include an advanced placement exam at the end of the course. If a student earns a high enough score one of these exams, some colleges will give them that course for college credit. A few of the AP courses Hidalgo ISD has available for their students are:

  • AP Physics 1

  • AP Biology

  • AP Statistics

  • AP U.S. History

  • AP Calculus AB

  • AP World History

  • AP Macroeconomics

  • AP 2D Art & Design

  • AP Computer Science A

  • AP Environmental Science

  • AP U.S. Government & Politics

  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture

  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

  • AP English Language and Composition

  • AP English Literature and Composition


Science Courses

Hidalgo ISD offers many health science courses through their health science programs of study. The students will select the pathway they want to follow in 8th grade and will continue down this pathway until they graduate high school. They can change their pathway, if they need to, during 9th and 10th grades, but will no longer be able to once they reach 11th grade.  Below are the health science programs of study:

  • ​​Public Service-Health Science

    • Exercise Science​

      • 9th grade course: Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness

      • 10th grade course: Kinesiology I

      • 11th grade course: Kinesiology II

      • 12th grade course: Practicum in Entrepreneurship

    • Healthcare Therapeutic

      • 9th grade course: Principles of Health Science

      • 10th grade courses: Medical Terminology and Pharmacy I

      • 11th grade courses: Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Microbiology

      • 12th grade courses: Pathophysiology, Practicum in Health Science, and Pharmacology

    • Healthcare Diagnostics

      • 9th grade course: Principles of Health Science

      • 10th grade course: Medical Terminology

      • 11th grade course: Medical Microbiology

      • 12th grade courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Practicum in Health Science

    • Nursing Science

      • 9th grade course: Principles of Health Science

      • 10th grade course: Medical Terminology

      • 11th grade courses: Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Microbiology

      • 12th grade courses: Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, and Practicum in Health Science

  • STEM

    • Science

      • 9th grade course: Biology

      • 10th grade course: Chemistry

      • 11th grade courses: Physics and AP Environmental Science

      • 12th grade courses: AP Biology and AP Physics

Science-Related Extracurricular Activities

Below are the health science related organizations Hidalgo ISD students can join if they are interested.

  • Medical Club/HOSA

  • Robotics

  • UIL Science

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