Program History

The Health Sciences Collegiate Academy (HSCA), founded in 2015, is an accelerated academic program that you can only find in Lake County, Florida. Students in the HSCA program have the ability to get real-world experience at local hospitals and take college-level courses focused on STEM to earn an associate’s degree, all while still in high school.

As the demand for jobs in the healthcare field continues to increase in Central Florida and across the country, HSCA offers Lake County students a competitive edge.

“These academic programs are so important for the children of our community. We know that the early exploration of health sciences and college-level science courses for young people will prove a likelihood that they will pursue STEM and medically related degrees and careers.”

John Moore, President and CEO of Orlando Health South Lake Hospital

HSCA is a collaboration and partnership among Lake-Sumter State College, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, Lake County Schools, Montverde Academy, and the University of Central Florida.

Academic Partners

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

South Lake

On Campus By Appointment
Tuesday:10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Friday – Sunday:Closed
Monday– Friday:8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday:Closed

Phone: (352) 536-2228
Location: Science-Health Partnership Building
Way(s) to Contact: Email