Welcome to Health Sciences


Students in the Academy of Health Sciences will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a career in the health care field by participating in a rigorous and relevant curriculum. They receive a solid foundation for work in the healthcare industry. The major themes in the curriculum are: Allied Medical Assisting, Emergency First Responder, and Nursing Assisting. Students leave their programs with Professional Certifications, having had hands-on experience while practicing skills on each other and actual patients. Theses experiences enable students to make connections between what they learn in school, their lives, and their futures.

The Health Science Academy provides students the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a career in the health care field by offering a rigorous and relevant curriculum. The three major themes in the curriculum are: nursing assistant, allied medical assisting and first responder (emergency medicine). Students may also enroll in college dual enrollment courses and take a substantial number of advanced placement courses for potential college credit.

About Our Staff

The Health Science Academy Staff strive to provide our students with innovative and interactive lessons that connect to the real world. We use an interactive approach to learning that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the challenging complexities of the medical profession.

Our Services

Our Health Sciences Academy is a National Academy Foundation Academy (NAF). NAF provides a rigorous, industry-validated career-themed curriculum that incorporates current industry standards and practices, literacy strategies, and STEM integration. NAF’s instructional practices foster cross-curriculum collaboration so students can make connections across subject areas. The NAF curricula is created in partnership with industry professionals and designed around projects that help students acquire valuable workplace skills and see their education as a step toward long-term career options.

Lead Teacher

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Ms. Stacey Phelan
Ext. 2114

Office Hours
A and B Days : 12:20 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Ms. Yvonne Sotolongo
305-232-2044 ext 2263

Office Hours
A-Days: 7:20am – 2:20pm
B-Days: 7:20am – 2:20pm

  • HOSA
    • HOSA (HOSA) is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S.

      Department of Education. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition and is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE curriculum and classroom. HOSA lets members test their personal and leadership skills in real life and the members have the opportunity to participate and/or compete in area, state and national leadership conferences. Motivated students polish their skills and receive a sense of self accomplishment as well as recognition.

      Coral Reef has a long tradition of preparing students to become state and national officers and has had the most state presidents of any high school in Florida. In addition, Coral Reef has had three alumni become national officers with one serving currently.

      Coral Reef students work diligently to win in their selective competitive event at the regional, state and national level. With over 55 different competitive events, a student may easily find one that matches their interests and gifts. One hundred twenty students won at the regional level and advanced to the state competition
  • Scrub Squad
    • Scrub Squad is the student governing body for the Medical Academy which creating learning, community service and fellowship opportunities for the students. The student leaders actively solicit ideas from all the students and plan and implement these ideas. This year, Scrub Squad is planning an academy picnic and trip, community events, Blood Drives, Community service opportunities as well as helping with HOSA events. In addition, the students are implementing a community service project to send items for groups in need, involvement in Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer event, and other opportunities for the students to get involved in school and to volunteer in our community.  Scrub Squad officers also mentor and encourage the students to succeed in their HOSA competitions.