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Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet

High School

 

National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Award

 

California Department of Education Gold Ribbon School

 

California Department of Education

Title 1 Academic Achievement Award

 

Magnet Schools of America

School of Excellence

 

1200 N. Cornwell Street

Los Angeles, CA  90033

(323) 227-4400

 

Bravo’s Mission

 

To prepare students for a post-secondary education and to provide them with opportunities to explore the health professions, while fostering an environment of inquiry and learning that promotes the development of their human relations, skills, and abilities.

 

Bravo’s Vision

 

All students will succeed in an environment which encourages rigorous academics and empathetic and ethical behavior.

 

 

Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School is located close to LAC + USC Medical Center, USC School of Medicine, Doheny Eye Institute, Keck Medical Center of USC, USC School of Pharmacy, USC Healthcare Consultation Center, and TRC-USC Kidney Center.  Our location allows students an opportunity to participate in cooperative programs with these outstanding institutions.

 

Bravo Medical Magnet High School is adopted by the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.  Our partnership offers our students a variety of resources within the medical and allied health communities.

 

Bravo Medical Magnet High School has five completely equipped computer labs, two of which are computer resource centers.  Each classroom has high speed Internet Access via microwave transmission.  All classrooms and labs have their computers networked to the library system for quick access to volumes of resource material.

 

Bravo Medical Magnet High School is a school with high standards, assessment and accountability, outstanding curriculum and instruction, involvement technology, and a vision for success.

 

 

CURRICULUM

Bravo Medical Magnet offers courses in the following Math and Science subjects:

 

Math                                                     Science

Algebra I                                                Biology

Geometry                                           Chemistry

Algebra II                                          Physiology

TC Math                                                 Physics

Calculus                            Environmental Science

Statistics & Probability                   Marine Biology

                                                            Genetics

 

World Languages

Spanish

Mandarin

 

 

TYPICAL ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

 

A-G

Period

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

A

1

Health/

Teen Health

World History

 

US History

Principles of Democracy/

Economics

B

2

English 9

 

English 10

 

American Lit./

Contemporary Composition

English Lit./

Advanced Composition

C

3

Algebra 1

 

Geometry

 

Algebra 2

 

Elective

D

4

Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Elective

Elective

E

5

World Languages

 

World Languages

 

Elective

Elective

F

G

6

Physical Education

 

Physical Education

 

Elective

(Visual & Performing Arts)

Elective

(College Prep)

 

 

 

HONORS COURSES

 

English (All levels)                                   Biology

World History                                      Chemistry

U.S. History                                        Physiology

                                                              Physics

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

 

English Language                                     Biology

English Literature                                 Chemistry

Calculus AB, BC                                       Physics

American Government        Environmental Science

Economics                               Spanish Language

World History                          Spanish Literature

U.S. History                                         Studio Art

Environmental Science

AP Capstone  - Seminar

AP Capstone - Research

                                                                       

 

PATHWAYS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

Patient Care Pathway

* Medical Terminology

* Health and Fitness Management

* Exploring Health Careers/Hospital Occupations  

A 2-year program consisting of Medical Terminology AB (11th grade) and a two-period block class taking place at the Keck Medical Center of USC (12th grade) and integrated academic subjects. Prepares students to qualify for entry-level positions in the health careers. Exceptional students may be offered employment at the conclusion of the program.

 

 

Biotechnology Pathway

* Science Technology and Research (S.T.A.R.) Program

* Engineering for Health Academy (E.H.A.): 

A 2-year program in which students are trained in research techniques (11th grade) and assigned to a research laboratory on the USC Health Sciences Campus (12th grade, 2-hour block periods).

Qualified Bravo students work on original biomedical research projects for publication with principal investigators and the entire research/study team. They work at various sites in research departments at USC Health Sciences Campus or their affiliates.

 

 

SISTEMMA Pathway

* Honors English 10

* Filmmaking 1

* Journalism

A 3-year program in which students explore ways in which media arts production, distribution and exhibition and the media industry (film, video, digital camera, VR, etc.) intersect with STEM fields, particularly health care. 

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Service Learning:  Beginning with the class of 2007, all students will be held responsible for completing this requirement.

At this time, the requirement may be completed in a student's Health class.

 

Community Service:  Students are required to complete 40 community service hours from a non-profit organization (non-political, non-religious) prior to graduation. Volunteer hours may be completed as early as the summer prior to the start of 9th Grade.

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES

 

Academic Decathlon

Leadership

Basketball

Medical Office Tech.

Computer Programming

Medical Terminology

Cross-Country

Psychology

Dance

Science Technology and Research (STAR)

Digital Imaging

Sports Therapy

Drama

Stage Craft

Engineering for Health Academy (EHA)

Soccer

Folklorico

Track

Jazz Ensemble

Volleyball

Journalism

Yearbook

Latin American Studies

Filmmaking 

 

 

BRAVO CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

Anime

Foster’s Club

Anti Defamation League (ADL)

GSA

Aquaponics

Hands & Paws

Armenian Students Assoc. (ASA)

KIWINS

Arts Club

Magic Kingdom

Bike

MESA

Black Student Union (BSU)

NHS

Card

O Life

Club M.D.

One in Christ

CSF

Once Upon a Time

Dances of the World

Poetry

Debate

PVDC

Desi

RAM

Drama

Ukelele

FAE

Urban Dance

Folklorico

Wise Up!