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2022-2023 News: Kaylee Butler, Edward Cauley, and Trinity Porter recently passed the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam. They are now certified pharmacy techs!  Just another example of how our CTE programs are preparing our students for their future!  Great job Lions! 

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The Health Science Career Cluster teaches students about planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. In addition to becoming CPR certified, students in the Health Science Career Cluster have the opportunity to earn industry certification including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Healthcare Diagnosis Program of Study courses offered:

  • Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Science Theory
  • Practicum in Health Science

Healthcare Therapeutic program of study courses offered:

  • Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practicum in Health Science Pharmacology

New Boston High School Health Science classes prepare students for careers in all healthcare fields. Through our program, students can become certified as nurse aides and pharmacy technicians. Certifications allow students to enter the workforce immediately.

My name is Mrs. Patrice Grider, and I am the Health Science teacher at NBHS. I have been a registered nurse for 30 years, I am a certified pharmacy technician, and I have earned a Master's of Education degree. Outside of education, I have worked in many different roles as a nurse. My favorite areas of nursing have been pediatrics, mental health, and geriatrics. My free time is spent with my family--husband, two kids, and two grandsons.






New Boston Independent School District offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and Health Science. Admission to these programs is based on interest, age, grade level, and pre-requisite requirements.   It is the policy of the New Boston ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.   New Boston ISD will take steps to assure the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX/Section 504 coordinator.


New Boston Independent School District ofrece programas vocacionales en Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and Health Science. La admisión a estos programas se basa en grade level, age appropriateness, y prior course prerequisite.   Es norma de New Boston Independent School District no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.  New Boston Independent School District tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX/504.