Focus Choice at
1000 N 23rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The non-academic admissions program at Capitol High will be a continuation of the medical program at Park Elementary. The program will be designed as an inquiry and project-based exploratory model in health sciences providing students with the opportunities to experience various aspects of the medical field, including but not limited to nursing, laboratory technician, pharmacy technician, surgery technician, and radiology technician. Ninth grade students will begin selecting their pathway to ensure the receive intentional coursework toward a potential career on that pathway.
As part of the Focus Choice Schools network, the program will prepare students to work in diverse healthcare fields and become proficient graduates of the Baton Rouge General Medical System in a discipline outlined in the agreement. A partnership with the Baton Rouge General Medical System creates a strong foundation and an essential link to the healthcare industry while helping students to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and healthcare skills in a professional setting. It is also important for the district and school to explore the diverse and changing healthcare system to promote interest at the elementary level and build capacity during the process.
The Focus Choice program at Capitol High will begin in the 2023-2024 school year with a 9th grade cohort. Capitol High will phase in one grade level per year until full implementation of Grades 9-12.
Students will have access to the wide multitude of resources that the hospital offers that will provide students with standard-based resources necessary to be successful in the medical field and to become workforce ready.