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NAF’s Health Sciences curricula provide a rigorous and comprehensive program of study designed to prepare learners with the content knowledge and transferable competencies necessary for success in college and career.

19,897 Learners
99% Graduated
89% College-bound

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Code your Brand Showcase Choice Board

After completing the Code your Brand, capture your learning journey using the choice board on the next page. Before 12.31.22, share your completed project here for the chance to win a $100 gift card.

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Read blogs about NAF AOHS's across the network

Blog articles related to the Health Sciences pathway.

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HHMI BioInteractive

Instructional Resources

Curated by the Howard Huges Medical Institute, this website provides a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, our resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world.

In addition, the BioInteractive website provides educators with planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines, and professional learning materials and opportunities to deepen their scientific and pedagogical expertise.

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DNA Learning Center

Virtual Lab Demos

An extensive library of virtual educational resources dedicated to DNA and Genetics research

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National Health Science Standards

From NCHSE

Align Your Health Science Curriculum to the National Health Science Standards

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NAF Pathways to Success Series

Pathway to a Career in Midwifery

Learn about a career as a midwife.

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Wisc-Online's Health Science Learning Objects

Wisc-Online is a repository of high-quality educational learning materials FREE to learners and educators. Topics cover Arts & Humanities, Career Clusters, Computer Science, Manufacturing and Engineering, Math, Science and Social Science.

Watch a video on the Anatomy of the Heart or try one of the other learning objects related to health science.

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See What the Network is Saying

The most memorable work-based learning experience that I had was my internship at the Matthews Free Medical Clinic which served patients that were 200% below the poverty line in my community. By working with the amazing staff and doctors, I was able to see the tremendous impact that they were having on families who otherwise would not have the healthcare that they desperately needed.

Mahlet Gebrekidan
Student
David W. Butler High School Academy of Health Sciences

We are proud to extend our partnership with NAF and Ballmer Group and believe this will enhance our reform to increase high school enrollment, attendance, and overall student achievement.

Dr. Nikolai Vitti
Superintendent
Detroit Public Schools Community District

There are several aspects that have contributed to the happiest of memories throughout my time in the NAF academy but the work-based learning that has impacted me greatly would be the mock interviews. Without the preparation and the mock interviews, I don’t believe I would have been as prepared to confidently seek employment for my summer internship.

Yazmin Cruz
Student
Ronald Reagan High School Academy of Health Sciences

Thanks to our community, industry, postsecondary partners, and professional associations for their continued involvement in promoting future ready learning for NAF's educators and learners.