Medway High School to Offer First Innovation Pathway in Healthcare and Social Assistance
Principal John Murray is pleased to announce that Medway High School will begin offering its first state-designated Innovation Pathway next school year.
Innovation Pathways are designed to give students coursework and experience in specific high-demand industries. The ‘real-world’ pathways allow great flexibility for students who want hands-on experiences and high-level coursework that will prepare them well for both college and career. Innovation Pathway programs designated by the state include information technology, engineering, healthcare, life sciences and advanced manufacturing.
The Innovation Pathway in Healthcare and Social Assistance will be the first pathway offered at MHS, and will give students access to real-world hands-on training to prepare them for careers in medicine, nursing, emergency medical services and more. Through their participation in the pathway, students will build career awareness, gain skills and participate in classroom and work-based learning.
In the Healthcare Assistance pathway that will be offered at Medway High School, students will take biomedical courses offered in partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Courses in the PLTW Biomedical Science pathway may include Principles of Biomedical Systems, Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions.
Students in the pathway will participate in an internship with a local healthcare partner for up to 100 hours. They will also complete a capstone experience where they will do a project of their interest in relation to the pathway.
“We are excited to implement this Innovation Pathway at Medway High School as a unique offering for our students interested in exploring healthcare or social assistance careers,” Principal Murray said. “This initiative will connect them with real-world experience and high-quality instructional materials and will partner well with the biomedical courses offered through our Project Lead The Way program. Students will participate in a truly immersive learning experience that aligns with their interests and prepares them for life beyond graduation.”