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Public and Community Health for the People Pathway


Linked Learning is a successful approach to education based on the idea that students work harder and dream bigger if their education is relevant to them. The Linked Learning approach integrates rigorous academics that meet college-ready standards with sequenced, high-quality career-technical education, work-based learning and supports to help students stay on track.  For Linked Learning students, education is organized around industry-sector themes. The industry theme is woven into lessons taught by teachers who collaborate across subject areas with input from working professionals, and reinforced by work-based learning with real employers.  This makes learning more like the real world or work, and helps students answer the question, "Why do I need to know this?


Linked Learning exposes high scholar students to previously unimagined college and career opportunities by turning their education into a personally relevant, engaging experience. Research shows that Linked Learning students have higher rates of engagement and higher education rates than their peers at traditional high schools. This approach to education is helping to create a disciplined, prepared, and productive future workforce, ready to succeed in college, career, and life.  


  • Rigorous Academics-Students are prepared for college with challenging coursework made relevant through pathways
  • Technical Skills-Students receive hands-on training for high-skills, high-wage employment
  • Work-Based Learning-Student participate in internships and job shadows to work in a professional environment
  • Personalized Support-Students receive career counseling and supplemental instruction to help ensure success. 
See our Pathway Newsletter:  The Buzz on Linked Learning here.




The standards for the Public and Community Health pathway apply to occupations or functions involved primarily in environmental health, community health and health education, epidemiology, disaster management, and geriatrics. The standards specify the knowledge and skills needed by professionals pursuing careers in this pathway.  



 - Community Health Worker 

 - Epidemiologist 

 - Health Educator Advocate

 - Environmentalist



ARISE High School


Sector: Health Science & Medical Technology

Pathway: Public & Community Health

ARISE Title: “Public & Community Health for the People”


    • Algebra 1, Geometry, or Numeracy
    • Integrated Art 1
    • English 1
    • Ethnic Studies
  • Anatomy & Physiology (pre course for the pathway all freshman take)-->Pathway Prep Course

Other Components:

Grade Level Project- Stepping Stones: Pathway theme aligned

→ Job shadows and Expert Panels

→ GLOBE Project

Pathway Begins: Public & Community Health for the People


  • Geometry or Algebra 2
  • World Cultures
  • English 2
  • Biology & Public and Community Health (Intro to the pathway 2018/19) → Pathway Course
  • Elective
  • EPH 3 or Spanish 1

Other Components

Grade Level Project- Machismo Mata, Mata Machismo

→ Planned Parenthood Health/Sex Ed course

→ Job shadows and Expert Panels


  • Algebra 2 or Precalculus/ Trigonometry
  • US History
  • English 3
  • Medical Chemistry→ Pathway support course
  • Elective
  • EPH4 or Spanish 2

Other components

→ Job shadows and Expert Panels

→ College Course(s):

  • Spanish 1A/1B (or other foreign language
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Career Exploration
  • Intro to Community Violence Prevention
  • Communication Skills for Technicians

→ Grade Level Project- #MyVoiceMyBodyMyLegacy (My Voice. My Body. My Legacy)

→ Intermediate Public and Community Health (2019/2020) → Pathway Course


  • Pre-calculus/Trigonometry, or Statistics
  • Government and Economics
  • English 4
  • Capstone Pilot- First class to incorporate grad profile and pathway-related internships--2nd semester→ Pathway Course
  • Elective(s)
  • Or Anatomy, Bio, Chem


Other Components

→ CPR/First Aid/AED certification

→ College Course(s):

  • Spanish 1A/1B (or other foreign language
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Career Exploration
  • Intro to Community Violence Prevention
  • Communication Skills for Technicians


** Proficiencies are only for the seniors who do not have capstone and need to finish proficiencies. Will be ending this school year.