Welcome to the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) website. The purpose of this webpage is to provide parents, students, and our school community with easy access to a wealth of information on our IHSCA programs, policies, and activities.
IHSCA is a great place to teach and learn! Our campus is committed to a high-quality learning experience focused on the individual needs of each scholar. We strive to be creative and innovative in our instruction to engage students in their learning through a variety of core, STEAM activities, applications of technology, and 21st Century skills.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, IHSCA serves approximately 700 students from Pilsen and the surrounding community. Our school community has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. As a school, we are committed to our mission of preparing students to be productive citizens and life-long learners in an ever-changing world.
Our primary goal at IHSCA High School is to help all students achieve their dreams and find success in pursuing life goals. We are unconditionally committed to providing the best possible educational program to our students. We believe that there are numerous opportunities, both within our curricula and through extracurricular activities, for our students to gain the skills that will allow them to be successful in their lives after high school.
IHSCA is a place where scholars want to learn about health and healthcare as part of a world-class education. IHSCA is family (“Somos Familia”), an open door, a place of rigor and academia where students earn a diploma that matters. We do what it takes, we do not quit, we set no limits on our potential to learn and grow, we do it like a family, and we LOVE what we do!
For more information on the policies and programs at IHSCA, please review the student handbook and curriculum guide links on the webpage. For a comprehensive list of programs and activities at IHSCA, please check out the information on the "IHSCA Guide a Glance" link.
If you need general information or wish to directly contact staff at the high school, you may use the Staff Directory on the website or call (773) 890-8020.
Somos Familia! We are Phoenix Strong!
Elias Alonzo, Ed.D.
Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy