Wednesday, April 18, 2012

La Academia de Salud

Registration for 2012-2013 is well underway. Courses being offered in the Health & Social Sciences Academy include Sports Medicine & advanced biology, anatomy & physiology, forensics, health ed II, health careers, nutrition, nursing, medical spanish, sociology & psychology. Students in the Classes of 2013 & 2014 will also have the opportunity to pursue real-world experience internships with health/medical professional partners in the greater Albuquerque community. For recent news article with Dr. Griego about new UNMH Atrisco Heritage Center for Family & Community Health go to

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Class of 2012 Health Academy Students win 'Top Ten' GPA

Of the prospective Top Ten graduating seniors (as measured by cumulative GPA) being honored, six are in Health Academy:
Vanessa Gonzalez, Samir Gulmohammad, Jocelyn Gutierrez (pictured), Shannon Larribas, Jessah Mantohac, Rhiannon Mauldin, Karen Mercado, Annahi Munoz, Sarina Ochoa, Maureen O’Donoghue, Amanda Otero, and Iris Rodriguez. Congrats to all. [Many thanks to Mr. Lewis for his continued devotion to all AHAHS students & D.Leh-photo.]

Senior-LPN grad! UNMH & Dream Makers-MESA receive awards!

NEWSFLASH: Albuquerque - Senior Celina Martinez graduated from two academic institutions in May 2012! Not only is she receiving her high school diploma from AHAHS, she is also graduating with her LPN from the (highly competitive) APS Licensed Practical Nursing program @ CEC. She is well on her way towards her higher educational and professional goals! Congratulations to Celina and her teachers!
Many thanks to Dr. Griego & Mr. Lewis for supporting Celina at this prestigious event! (photo by S. Lewis)

AHAHS-UNMH Educational Partnership!
20+ senior interns receive certifications at the Diversity Pipeline Graduation ceremony on May 4th, 2012 at UNM Hospital. Congrats to Ms. Harding their teacher supervisor, and special thanks to Ms. Thomas for her continued support.

Dream Makers Health Career-MESA Club students, Ms. Russell and Ms. Elwess.
Dream Makers Health Career Program Graduation Ceremony
May 3, 2012 (photo-D.Thomas)
Under the expert guidance of Ms. Russell & Ms. Elwess, approx 70 AHAHS students will be graduating from the prestigious UNM HSC Office of Diversity Pipeline Program.
Special thanks to Ms. Smith and Ms. Leyba for their generous support.

Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to realize that, as individuals, they have unlimited potential for success in the health sciences. Dream Makers is an after-school club that meets twice each month.  Dream Makers is a program that introduces our students to career paths associated with the health sciences. Students work with Teacher Sponsors and health professionals from the UNM Health Sciences Center and the community to stimulate the students' interest in science and math while increasing their knowledge of medicine and health through presentations and hands on activities.
What does Dream Makers offer?
  • Dissection of various specimens
  • Blood pressure and temperature instruction
  • Health professionals panel
  • Instructional interaction with UNM medical students
  • Activities planned by individual school club advisors
  • Year-end awards banquet
Student Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, Teacher Recommendation, History of good attendance and attitude, Desire to learn more about healthcare and medicine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2nd annual Grandparents Day @ AHAHS! April 18th, 2012

Please join us for a special day to celebrate the important role you have in your grandchildren’s education.
Visit classrooms, meet teachers, and connect with other grandparents dedicated to growing our strong South Valley community.
Call 243-1458, ext. 60167 to RSVP. (Family Center)

Ashley Garcia,Health Academy Senior, Class of 2012 w/ grandparents!

Schedule of Events:
7:30 am Welcome / Continental breakfast with Starbucks
8:30 am Visit classrooms
12 noon Lunch by Golden Corral
1:30 pm Family photos
with performances by the Atrisco Mariachis, Chorus
and much more …