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Health Care Early Scholars

A partnership between Vermillion High School and
University of South Dakota


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What is Health Care Early Scholars?

The Health Sciences program for early scholars will enhance academic and experiential options for a guided transition into a health career.  This program provides the opportunity for dual credit health science coursework.

What is Dual Credit?

A dual credit course is a college course taken by a high school student for which the student earns both college and high school credit at the same time.  By participating in the dual credit program, it enables students to make substantial progress toward their college degree before finishing high school.

Admission Requirements:

Interested Vermillion High School students must meet the following:

  • Personal Learning Plan (PLP) in SDMYLIFE confirms Health Science cluster interest.
  • Grade Level: Students must be a Senior or Junior; Sophomores are eligible with an Advisor recommendation.
  • Students must have one of the following Science curriculum completion scenarios - prioritized below:
    • Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry & Anatomy (Completed)
    • Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry or Anatomy (Completed)
    • Physical Science, Biology, enrolled in Chemistry and/or Anatomy

Course Title: The Multidisciplinary Health Team
Course Dates: January 13 - May 10, 2014 (Spring 2014)

Health Care Early Scholars Resources:
Online Orientation Packet Step-by-Step: Accessing Your Online Course
Desire2Learn Login Demo Syllabus
Welcome Letter
Assignment Guide

Program Evaluation:
Student Survey
Parent Survey