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What is H.O.P.E.?

H.O.P.E. is the Health Occupation Preparatory Education Academy at Tempe High School.  It is a partnership between Tempe High, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital and Mesa Community College.  The H.O.P.E. Medical Academy presents core courses (Math, Science, Social Studies, and English) with a medical focus.  Teachers from each of those subject areas work together all year to plan integrated units around medical themes.  As a result, students are prepared to pursue a career in health care occupations and start their post-secondary education while still in high school.

What are the Special Benefits of this Program?

Student participants are exposed to a variety of careers in health care and complete career research projects.  Opportunities, such as volunteerism are provided to students that allow them to observe and experience health care occupations first-hand.  The students’ academic preparation helps them become familiar with health care vocabulary, root word parts, “hands-on” lab activities and basic medical skills. 

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H.O.P.E. creates a circle of friends
with the same interests.
Highlights of Experiences
  • Field Trips
  • Scholarships
  • Career Studies, Internships and Job Shadowing
  • Cadavers (we see dead people!)
  • Volunteering in a hospital setting
  • Service Projects (Teddy Bear & Toy Drive)
  • Club Activities
  • Guest Speakers
  • Dissections
  • Medical Skills; blood pressure, pulse, first aid
  • CPR Certification

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H.O.P.E. students practicing taking blood pressure.

Who may participate?

High school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors whose intent is to select health care occupations as a career are encouraged to apply.   Applications may be picked up at Tempe High School or mailed to applicants.  Applicants are selected based on their personal essay, teacher recommendation and current grade point average (G.P.A.). 

How can I get involved?

You can download an application packet in English or Spanish or you may ask for an application from the THS Guidance Department, any H.O.P.E. Teacher or Mrs. Stone, The HOPE Medical Academy Director. Mrs. Sone may be contacted by phone (480) 967-1661 ext. 28222, or email

listening to heartbeats

Do you hear what I hear?  H.O.P.E. students at Midwestern University listening to heart sounds.

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Last updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:33 PM