Health Sciences Early College Academy celebrates former students at West Michigan Counseling Association Spring Banquet

Amanda Mckellar attended both the HSECA Diagnostic and Therapeutic programs from 2010 through 2012.  "The direct college credits earned by attending both programs allowed me to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ferris State University in just 3 1/2 years."  Amanda is now pursuing a Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgetown University.  Amanda was able to work at several Spectrum Health locations through her college experience using skills and certifications earned at HSECA.  Amanda graduated in 2012 from East Kentwood High School

A 2012 Byron Center High School Graduate, Tai Phan achieved a degree in Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and Arts in 2016.  Tai is employed by MedPlast, in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a Sterility Assurance Supervisor.  Tai wants everyone to know about his 2010-11 experience as an HSECA student stating "HSECA was an invaluable experience for high school students transitiong to college.  The class reinforced topics in my AP science classes, enhance my writing abilities, and provided hans-on experience inthalthcare.  The program also provided practical tools that uplemented higher education such as FAFSA and application essay support to give their students a head start.  The professors genuinely cared about the success of the students, and I would recommend the program to anyone remotely curious about healthcare."

2015 Sparta High School graduate Katie Hamel attended the HSECA Biomedical and Therapeutic programs.  Katie was accepted into Michigan State University School of Medicine where she will begin her medical studies in the fall 2019.  Katie said "HSECA helped prepare me for college and getting into medical school by helping me learn effective study strategies in a low-stakes environment.  While many of my freshman classmates struggled with the transition between high school and college, I had the advantage of taking college classes and had already learned what was required to do well."