The Richmond Health Academy gives students a strong medical foundation, beginning in grade 9 with medical biology, moving in grade 10 to a course in public health, and then diving deeper into one aspect of public health, that of mental health and illness and public policy in that area in grade 11. In grade 12, students take two courses for early college credit: an intensive health careers course and life skills course, both of which put students on a trajectory for post-secondary success.

The Richmond Health Academy provides students with real-life project-based learning through community-focused service learning projects, as well as through numerous industry partnerships that enable students to develop professional communication and other career soft skills.

If you are a business or nonprofit interested in partnering with the Richmond Public Health Academy, please click here to volunteer for a range of activities that would be appreciated.