• Union County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to explore and engage in the high-demanding and fast-growing healthcare industry. Health Sciences Academy offers many ways for students to explore health sciences in the healthcare industry. These courses focus on the exploration of a variety of health science-related fields and careers.

    Schools within the Health Sciences Academy (HSA) include Walter Bickett Elementary, East Elementary, Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle and Monroe High. Our unique partnership with Atrium Health, which began in 2017, allows us to provide an aligned K-12 curriculum that engages our students at each grade level.


    Union County Public Schools is thankful for the support of partnerships including Atrium Health, South Piedmont Community College and Wingate University. Atrium Health provides healthcare specialists who are dedicated to each level of the academy, including elementary, middle, and high. Their presence in our building helps ensure connectivity, collaboration and relevance to the industry and job market.


    To prepare students to become active contributors to their community and shape students for a successful future by providing them with experience in health sciences careers and pathways, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school.

    Why Health Sciences Academy?

    • There is a need for diversity in the workforce due to the industry’s growth.
    • Opportunity: students can pursue degrees at South Piedmont Community College, Wingate University, other post-secondary institutions, earn certifications while in high school and begin their careers.
    • There are many career options that include emergency medical technician (EMT), pharmacist, physical therapist, nursing, imaging and medical assisting.