Antelope Valley School District


Students from Palmdale Prep Junior High, Eastside High School’s Biomedical Academy, and Palmdale High School’s Health Careers Academy competed at the Health Occupations Students of America’s State Leadership Conference in Long Beach recently.

Palmdale Prep’s Pacesetters took gold in Prepared Speaking, silver in our Mental Health and Wellness Project, bronze in Health Education, and 5th place in Health Careers Display. They were also recognized in the top category for the national service project, Be the Match, and for their school-wide mental health and wellness program.

HOSA Advisor, Ms. Jody Finks, was also honored as the California HOSA Advisor of the Year! Way to go, Ms. Finks!!

We are so proud of the efforts and accomplishments of all our students & staff!



The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.


The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.  


The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member are:

  • To promote physical, mental and social well being.
  • To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
  • To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
  • To develop character.
  • To develop responsible citizenship traits.
  • To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
  • To build self-confidence and pride in one's work.
  • To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
  • To encourage individual and group achievement.
  • To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
  • To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
  • To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
  • To promote career opportunities in health care.


I recognize the universal need for quality, compassionate healthcare.  I understand the importance of academic excellence, skills training, and leadership development in my career pathway.
I believe through service to my community and to the world, I will make the best use of my knowledge and talents.  I accept the responsibility of a health professional and seek to find my place on a team equally committed to the well-being of others.
Therefore, I will dedicate myself to promoting health and advancing healthcare as a student, a leader, an educator, and a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. 

Core Values

We value learning. We are committed to learning and becoming respected, knowledgeable and skilled health professionals.  We will respect the experiences and contributions of our teachers, peers and patients and seek to learn from them.   We value leadership. We will serve as role models in our academic program, profession and community. We will be ethical, accountable and trustworthy.  We will use our influence to empower others to strive for excellence.  We value service. We are dedicated to serving others with compassion. We believe that individuals are important, and we will treat everyone with respect and care.  We value innovation. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of others. We will continuously seek the knowledge and skills to address challenges and improve the health professions. 

Follow the link below for more information on the HOSA Middle School Division:  

HOSA Middle School Division

Letter From Our President

Dear HOSA Members,

 I am thrilled to be your 2019-2020 HOSA president. With the start of the new school year, we are excited to bring new opportunities for our chapter . One of the activities we have planned is volunteering at our local retirement home every Thursday, so remember to keep your grades up in order to participate. With our regional meeting coming up in October, and State in April, I hope you enjoy your time in HOSA as much as I plan to. 

Isabella Hinojosa



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