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Welcome to J.W. Mitchell’s Academy for the Medical Arts! The Academy was started in 2008 with the hopes of providing the students with many wonderful medial opportunities. Our mission/vision for the Academy has remained unchanged.

Our Mission


  • Collaborative partnerships among educators, parents, businesses, and other community resources that broaden learning opportunities
  • Opportunities which will reflect the diverse areas of Health Occupations


  • In providing a rewarding & rigorous curriculum
  • Learning environments that are personalized and inclusive to all students
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle choices through learning of behavioral choices and how it affects the development of diseases


  • Respect for all students, people, and patients involved in the many aspects of Heath Careers/Occupations
  • Embracing cultural diversity in the population of the people/students who we encounter
Paperwork and Resources:
Academy for the Medical Arts Application
Expectations Form 
Community Service Form 
AMA Job Shadowing Form

Vision Statement:

The Vision of the Academy of the Medical Arts is to prepare students for employment in entry-level medical careers(Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medial First Responder, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) as well as providing the additional knowledge & skills needed for higher level schooling for medical careers .

The Goals/Purpose of the Academy:

  • To Prepare the students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary education
  • To develop and reinforce the academic skills necessary to help raise student achievement on high-stake tests
  • To focus curriculum planning & professional development on academic standards and essential skills required by the real world
  • To incorporate student organizations, such as HOSA, with the academy for the development of leadership skills, personal growth and career successes.
  • To work as a team to overcome any barriers between traditional academic classes and other elective classes
  • To provide students with opportunities for internships and externships

Special Activities

HOSA–The Health Occupations Students of America Club is a required part of this academy. This club provides many leadership opportunities for the students as well as participation in regional ad state competitions. We have also raised thousands of dollars for local and regional charity events, such as The Susan G Komen Foundation, National Suicide Prevention, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society and many more.

Community Service Hours–The students are required to obtain 100 hours (which count for their Bright Future Community Service hous as well) in a medically related area. Students have volunteered in local area hospitals, dental offices, medical offices, veterinarian offices, medically related events such as Hike for Hospice and many more places/events.

During the course of their years at Mitchell High School, they will have the opportunity to participate in Health Screenings at local elementary and middle schools. They will have the chance to work with staff nurses and assistants in providing health screenings (height, weight, hearing and vision testing). These facilities have grown to rely and trust in us to provide these services. This also gives the students an opportunity to work with other health care providers in the community.

Health Care Career Job Shadowing–During the summer of the student’s junior to senior year, they are expected to do a job shadowing. This is to help the students visualize the “real world” of what health care professionals really do besides patient care including the paperwork, charting, dealing with patient’s family and friends, etc. They are required to do a 40 hour job shadowing which may be split up in an manner. Students are given instruction on how to do this at the end of their junior year. This is also a required part of the academy.