Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights

Our Academic Philosophy

At the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights, we believe that students learn best when they are engaged in their learning. We think students must feel safe to experiment and make mistakes because true learning comes from the effort we exert to learn from mistakes. We will challenge our students and ensure that they learn from the mistakes that they make by reviewing assignments and providing support before providing students with a chance to re-do an assignment. In our classes, students will work with their peers to explore and experiment with topics using the same tools and skills that professionals use. In Social Studies classes, students will read historical documents and the writings of historians to better understand the past and the connection of the past to the present. In mathematics, students will do, understand, and apply mathematics in their everyday lives, whether it is choosing the best investment strategy or calculating the correct dosage of medicine. In science, students will make observations about the world, create hypotheses to explain what they see, test their hypotheses, and communicate their findings. English classes will require students to read texts closely to analyze the way an author portrays the human condition. In short, we believe that, "One learns best by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try."  

Courses, Regents Examination, and Performance-Based Assessement (PBAT) Offerings 

 Ninth Grade
  • Global Humanities-Interdisciplinary English and Global Studies
  • Living Environment or Chemistry
  • Integrated Algebra or Geometry
  • CTE
    • Career and Financial Management
  • Medical Illustrations-Art
  • Physical Education
  • iLearn Online Courses
  • Pre-PBATs
    • Art Exhibit and Critique
    • Literary Analysis and Defense
    • Historical Research Paper
    • Scientific Experiment or Research Paper
    • Application of Mathematics

Tenth Grade
  • Global Humanities-Interdisciplinary English and Global Studies
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Geometry or Trigonometry
  • CTE
    • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Education
  • iLearn Online Courses
  • Pre-PBATs
    • Anatomy and Physiology Research Project
    • Literary Analysis and Defense
    • Historical Research Paper
    • Scientific Experiment or Research Paper (Engineering PBAT for Advanced Science Students)
    • Application of Mathematics (Modelling Mathematics PBAT for Advanced Math Students)
  • Regents Examinations
    • Comprehensive English

Eleventh Grade
  • U.S. Humanities-Interdisciplinary English and Global Studies
  • Physics or Neuroscience
  • Trigonometry or Statistics
  • CTE
    • Health Core 3 & 4
  • Physical Education
  • iLearn Online Courses
  • Early College through York College
  • Graduation Level PBATs
    • Application of Higher Level Mathematics
    • Physics Engineering Project

Twelfth Grade
  • College Reading, Writing, and Research
  • Participation in Government/ Economics
  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics or College Algebra
  • CTE Rotations
    • Nurse Assisting: 108 Hours Classroom, 108 Hours Supervised in Hospital and Long-term Care Facility
    • EMT: 108 Hours Classroom, 108 Hours Lab and Supervised Clinical Experience on an Ambulance
  • Physical Education
  • iLearn Online Courses
  • Early College through York College
  • Graduation Level PBATs
    • History Research Paper and Presentation
    • English Comparative Literary Paper and Presentation
  • Certification Examinations
    • Nurse Assisting
    • EMT (Must be 18 to take the test)