Health Leadership High School


Student Projects

Health Leadership High School classes are based on a Learning By Doing model. Students participate in four projects a trimester and earn their credits through hands-on activities in and out of the classroom. Each project has a final exhibition where students demonstrate their learning to industry and community professionals.

During exhibitions students will share their health projects in a science fair format. Judges will evaluate how well students master health conceptsJudges are welcome to attend for 30 minutes or more based on their availability. If you are interested in being a judge at any of the below exhibitions please email

Exhibition Schedule: 


Medical Terminology

Exhibition -February 7th 10:00am-12:00pm at Health Leadership High School

Driving Question: How do we as health care professionals deliver medical information to the Spanish speaking community? In this project, students will be doing a brief review of the origin of the romance languages and how it impacts medical terminology.

Students will also explore how Spanish can be used to bridge the gap between either medical professionals or professionals and patients should a communication barrier exist between English speakers and Spanish speakers. Students will present Spanish prefixes, suffixes and root words associated with certain systems of the body, and diseases or illnesses that are most common to patients.



Senior Olympics

Exhibition-February 7th 10:00am-12:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How do participants in the Senior Olympics defy the narrative of senior citizens in the United States and worldwide?

Students have learned about geriatrics, the care of elderly in our community and the differences throughout the world of how elderly are cared for. Additionally, students have studied about Senior Olympics and the training that goes into it. During exhibitions students will present the importance of supports needed for the geriatric community.


School Success

Exhibition-February 7th 10:00am-12:00pm  at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: Driving Question: What is the message of Health Leadership High School form the perspective of the student?

Students will learn about how to represent the experience of HLHS through qualitative and quantitative data and media.


Taking a Stand

Exhibition-February 7th 1:30pm-3:30pm at Health Leadership High School 1900 Randolph 87106

Driving Question: How has health influenced New Mexico History?

Students are learning about health related issues in NM and how communities have taken a stand to address health issues. Students have selected a time period in NM History and during exhibition will be presenting about the history of health issues for their time period through project boards, documentaries and websites.


Health Disparities

Exhibition-February 7th 1:30pm-3:30pm at Health Leadership High School 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Questions: How can we be agents of change in our neighborhoods and cities?

Students in this project will create asset maps of their neighborhoods, complete historical research, and write an essay about how growing up in these neighborhoods may have impacted them. For exhibitions students will present about the history of their neighborhood, the present condition and their personal hopes for the future of these neighborhoods.



The Power of Hydrogen (Chemistry)

Exhibition-February 7th 1:30pm-3:30pm at Health Leadership High School 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How and why do health care professionals test for and interpret pH in the body?

Students will learn about what pH is and how it can affect homeostasis within the body and in living systems, what acids and bases are, how to calculate pH, how to identify and differentiate between respiratory and metabolic acidosis/alkalosis, and how to identify how changes in pH affect the body. During the exhibition students will be able to take a patient from entrance to discharge through the entire process of diagnosis.

Mass Incarceration

Exhibition-February 8th 4:30-6:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Driving Questions: What is it? When did it start? Why do the number of prisons keep growing?

Students will present the history of mass incarceration after the Civil War, and continue to present other information had has added to prison growth (i.e. war on drugs, immigration, etc.).



Exhibition-February 9th 10:00am-12:00pm at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: Why the Flu Shot? Many people do not understand why they should get a flu shot; therefore students are exploring vaccines and how to avoid pandemics by looking at the spread of Influenza throughout history and looking at the science and math behind the flu shot.

Students will present about pandemics, epidemics and the spread of infection through the mathematical model of exponential growth and decay.




Stork Mythology, Sex Education

Exhibition-February 9th at Health Leadership High School 1900 Randolph SE 87106

Driving Question: How can dependent and independent variables affect the health of a mother and her child before, during, and after pregnancy? Infertility and pregnancy complications play a common role in many pregnancies.

Students will learn how everyday choices men and women make can ultimately affect the rest of their lives. Students will share their learning with their family, peers, and community members.


Project Outbreak-1:30pm and Biology-4:30pm

Project Outbreak/Biology Exhibition-February 9th 1:30PM-3:30PM at HLHS 1900 Randolph SE 87106 

Driving Question: How do pathologists, in a lab, diagnose bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic illnesses from a slide of a patient’s tissue and then create strategic plans for different pathogens?

Students will present about how diseases spread and how public health workers manage the spread of disease.


Biology Exhibition -February 9th  4:30pm-6:00pm at HLHS         (Re-engagement Program)

Driving Question: Genetics, what is going on?  In this project students are examining genetic abnormalities such as cystic fibrosis, down syndrome and sickle cell.

Students will present about the mechanism of inheritance and work toward a greater understanding of genetics.

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