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H&M Teachers

Allio, Kerri
Andersen, Kingsley
Anderson, Eric
Brown, Kai
Bruner, Sterling
Assistant Principal
Clark, Debbie
Science Teacher
Conway, Mary
Counselor-10th grade
Dela Vega, Maverick
Ellis, Regina
Counselor-10th Grade
Fischer Fritzen, Jessica
Gandhari, Aparna
9th Grade Counselor
Grangoff, William
Gray, James
Grevious, Deidre
Ironside, Dean
Johnson, Samantha
Jorgensen, Jeff
Mandel, Selina
Park, Krystal
Peters, Kaedan
Pinkney, Donna
Sys Admin
Rodgers, India
Sangameswara, Samved
Schooler, Lisa
Vaughn, Jessica

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Chill Zone after school

Chill Zone after school

Chill Zone NOW OPEN! (scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)- Need a place to finish homework, use laptops or Chrome books, get assistance with classes or meet other H&M students? Come hangout at H-1!

Hours:  Now Open!

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00

Location:  H-1


Wednesdays homework location is in the library- 2:00 pm-4:00 pm


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Welcome to the Academy of Health and Medicine

HBS and their manikin buddies!

HBS and their manikin buddies!

The Academy of Health and Medicine

Mission Statement:

To provide our students and their families with the highest quality education, while creating a standard of excellence and providing a culture that supports students in developing their skills and talents.

Academy of Health and Medicine:

The Academy of Health and Medicine (H&M) is an academy designed for students who want to pursue a career in the health field. The program incorporates academics as well as practical training and health career exposure. Students will be offered classes and participate in specific field studies in order to develop their interests in the health and medical fields.

The program operates on the Arroyo High School campus. Academy of Health and Medicine Curriculum Students enrolled in the program fulfill all the requirements of a high school diploma as well as college prep curriculum. English, math, social studies and lab components have been modified to provide a relevant application to the medical and health care professions. The core curriculum is rigorous and challenging. Students learn all the components of health and how they relate to various health and medical occupations, as well as learn the basic principles and terminology of the fields and build their technical skills through work-related projects. Built into the curriculum are career and college motivation components: visits to medical/health care sites and colleges, and presentations by professionals within the community. Summer internships and job shadows for many of our students are a goal of the program, as well as assistance in job placement after graduation and/or movement into a higher education. 

Goals of the Academy:

  • To provide students with a program relevant to today’s medical and health needs and prepare students for post-secondary education. 
  • To provide vocational experiences in hospitals and health care fields to meet employment needs of the local community.
  • To provide alternatives to traditional curriculum for students who might be having difficulties choosing a career path.
  • To encourage a partnership between the private sector and the educational community.
  • To strengthen the self-confidence of the students and increase their leadership skills.

Kaiser Volunteer opportunities

Community Service / Volunteer Hours Record sheet

If you are in need of a community service/volunteer service record sheet, you can find the document in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade folders in the "locker."  Any additional questions regarding community service, contact Ms. Mandel via email or swing by room S-1.

Scholarship and College helpful websites for H&M seniors!

Check out the attached websites for help with picking a college best for you, scholarship info, etc.

If you have any questions, you're welcome to stop by S-1 or go to the college and career center to make an appointment!


*also, be sure you have your FSA ID before you begin the process of the FAFSA!


Boosters membership

You can turn in your H&M Booster's membership any time this year to Ms. Mandel in S-1.

If you need a form, come by S-1 or download the form from the locker and print.


H&M t-shirts and sweatshirts- AVAILABLE

More t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase through H&M Boosters.  Swing by S-1 if interested.

Sweatshirts are a hoodie- navy blue with white lettering

T-shirts are white with navy blue lettering

t-shirts are $7 with boosters/ $10 without boosters

sweatshirts are $23 with boosters/ $28 without boosters



T-shirt and Sweatshirt Design 2015- located in the locker

H&M Class of 2018 and 2019- Spring Break trip 2018 (April 4th through April 8th)- Cost reduction UPDATE!!!

As of today, 9/22, World Strides has awarded us a reduction in the cost of the Florida Spring Break trip!  See link provided below for details!!


Seniors and juniors! (yes, that is you, class of 2018 and 2019!)

Are you interested in going on a fun adventure during high school?!


The Academy of Health and Medicine is proud to offer an H&M senior and junior trip next year!  There will be an additional parent meeting next week, Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm in Room S-1.


This amazing trip is scheduled for spring break of 2018 and will be held in the Florida Keyes through World Strides!  If you would like to learn about World Strides or the "Splash" trip, see attached link.


Just a snapshot of a few of the items in the trip itinerary.....

-hanging out with dolphins

-snorkeling in a coral reef

-learning about rehabilitating turtles!

Aren't you excited?!



Any junior and senior in H&M may sign up for the trip online.  To register for the trip, please go to and use the trip ID code 149722


Cost of trip:$2,099 (there will be opportunities for fundraising once you are signed up + World Strides provides scholarships if you call their office directly.  Once on the phone, they can tell you quickly whether you qualify)


Cost of trip includes EVERYTHING:

1.  round trip transport (flight)

2.  hotel and accommodations for duration of trip

3.  all meals and snacks

4.  sightseeing transport

5.  night chaperones in hotel

6.  field journals

7. course leader

8.  accident/health insurance

9.  all admissions fees for activities, etc.

10.  evening activities

11. 24-hr emergency support

* note- no money is required once leave for the trip



Also, just as some additional information:

Any parents wanting to join on the trip is also welcome.  The adult price is based on double occupancy and is $2,414. Adults can also get the student price of $2,099 if they have 4 to a room. Any combination of 4 such as 2 parents and 2 kids, 1 parent and 3 kids etc…







If you have any questions, contact Ms. Mandel.

Club Rush Week- 9/19-9/21 (Tues-Thurs)

Find something your passionate about and get involved!


Come out to the quad area during lunch this week and join a club!

What a fantastic way to start out the new school year!

Great work to all freshmen and crew leaders who started out August participating in Strong Start!  Have an awesome year!


H&M upcoming events!

1.  Club Rush Week- Come sign up for H&M leadership!  Sept 19th-21st at lunch

2.  Strong Start Crew leaders camping trip to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park- Thursday, Sept 21 to Friday, Sept 22

3.  Parent/student meeting for Florida Spring break trip for HM juniors and seniors- Tuesday, Sept 26th at 6pm in S-1

4.  Senior Medicine Cabinet- Tuesday, October 17th

5.  Biology field trip to California Academy of Sciences- Tuesday, October 17th

UC Berkeley Admissions Dept.- Sept 28th

UCB representatives will be here to discuss the application process and the new personal insight questions requirement.


Location:  Library

Time:  10:30am -11:20am


You MUST sign up in the College and Career Center to attend.

H&M polo shirts

When you go on field trips that are H&M related, you will need to wear the H&M polo. If you need to purchase one, go to S-1.

NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards info

California's New Science Standards:

Students will be learning science and engineering skills through hands-on experiences. Each year, science will builds on what they learned in previous grades. California’s Next Generation Science Standards develop students’ skills overtime, preparing them to succeed in college, in a career and in life.


Students Will Learn to Think Like Scientists and Engineers

Students will learn significant science concepts while applying mathematics, using engineering models and communicating technical information. They will approach problems the way scientists and engineers do, asking questions and making discoveries. Instead of seeking one correct answer, they will persevere in their investigation and demonstrate understanding by collecting data, developing models and using scientific and engineering processes.


For info and helpful links, go to the flyer located in the H&M locker.




Sophomores interested in taking the (PSAT) Prep Test for SAT, please go to the Finance Office and puchase the test for $16 asap.


PSAT is offered at Arroyo on Wednesday, October 11.