Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School

Sacramento, CA

In 2002, amidst an extreme shortage of qualified health care professionals in the greater Sacramento, CA area, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) was in the process of developing a network of small, focused high schools. Founders met to start the design process of this theme-based STEM high school that would center around healthcare professions and partner with both community and industry to offer a cutting-edge program for students from all backgrounds. The resulting 500-student school has been nothing short of amazing.