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The Health Sciences Collegiate Academy (HSCA) is an accelerated academic program offering Lake County students the opportunity to explore careers in the STEM and health sciences through hands-on activities and early exposure to college courses.

HSCA is a unique partnership among Lake-Sumter State College, South Lake Hospital, Lake County Schools, Montverde Academy, and the University of Central Florida. Students can apply to the four-year program (9-12th grades) or the two-year program (11-12th grades).

Academy Benefits

  • Fast-track program to a college degree
  • Experiential, hands-on learning activities
  • Hospital observation and job-shadowing opportunities
  • Offers in-depth exploration of health care careers
  • Students can earn technical certificates
  • Students earn college credits toward an associate’s degree
  • Credits can transfer to all state college and universities in Florida
  • Graduates are guaranteed admission to UCF
  • Program is free for LCS students


Dr. Michelle Crozier Nash
Director of HSCA

Latisha McCray
Assistant Director of HSCA

Academic Partners

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Lake-Sumter State College
Orlando Health South Lake Hospital text logo
Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
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Lake County Schools
Montverde Academy logo
Montverde Academy
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University of Central Florida

Contact Infomation

Phone: (352) 536-2228
Location: LSSC South Lake Campus, Science-Health Partnership Building

Department Operating Virtually
Monday – Thursday:7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday – Sunday:Closed