Mastery Schools, CHOP receive $19 million grant for Hardy Williams High

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Thanks to a $19.6 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mastery Schools will be coordinating with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to open a brand new high school specialized in healthcare. The program is designed to help students attain industry credentials and certifications alongside their traditional high school diploma. This also provides students with the opportunity to learn in a career-based environment and get placed in healthcare-related jobs after graduation. 

Careers in clinical care, hospital operations, and healthcare administration are especially needed in Philadelphia, and this curriculum will help to develop a well-trained and well-staffed workforce. In ninth and tenth grades, students will engage in job-shadowing programs and lab simulations. In the second half of their high school career, they will receive access to paid internships and professional mentoring.
“By equipping students with the knowledge, experience, and confidence they need to enter the workforce and guaranteeing job placement with one of Philadelphia’s top-ranked employers, this partnership will benefit our students, families, and communities in incredibly meaningful ways for years to come,” said Dr. Joel D. Boyd, CEO of Mastery Schools. The investment will support renovations, personnel needs, as well as other work-based learning requirements.

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