The Middle School Division of Missouri HOSA is for middle school students (Grades 6-8) who are interested in health care. This division of Missouri HOSA, endorsed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is a partner of the Missouri Area Health Education Centers.
The purpose of HOSA and the Middle School Division is to provide:
- support of the health science curriculum in grades 6-8
- awareness of health career opportunities
- opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a practical application format
- development of leadership potential
- recognition of member and group accomplishments
- opportunities to become actively involved in school and community
HOSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of these talented students. The information gained can be used to define a possible future occupation and the skills learned can be used for a lifetime.
HOSA programs are taught in middle schools, high schools, regional technical centers, community colleges, and universities throughout Missouri and the nation.
There are currently two Middle Level HOSA Clubs operating in Southeast Missouri:
- Puxico Junior High School, Puxico, MO
- East Carter County Middle School, Ellsinore, MO
For more information about these Middle Level HOSA chapters, please contact Jessie Polk at SEMO AHEC. If you would like to learn more about HOSA, visit www.hosa.org.
Funding for this project is provided in part by the Southeastern Missouri Area Health Education Center.