HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT (HE)
Welcome to Health and Environment
Students in the Health & Environment concentration understand the concepts of holistic health and the whole person, and that stewardship of our natural resources are foundational to the success of individuals, communities and enterprise. Alongside a strong service component, this concentration focuses on improvement and innovation in fields such as medicine, nursing, nutrition and exercise science. This is ideal for those interested in career path, such as environmental science, public health care worker, agriculturalist, land and water resources manager, organic foods, athletic trainer, physical therapist, and dietician.
Meet the Dean
Ray Endacott has been a member of the Village Christian School community since 1985. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Resource Management. After working for California State Parks in Big Sur, Kings Canyon National Park, and Yosemite Institute, an environmental educational non-profit, he came to Village primarily as a science teacher. Mr. Endacott earned his clear teaching credential in life science from Point Loma Nazarene University, along with his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. In the fall of 2001, he moved into administration and currently is the Associate Head of School for Academic Life, along with Concentration Provost and Health and Environment Dean. His interests include gardening, hiking and other outdoor pursuits, along with cooking. He has been recognized by GTE as an outstanding science educator and is currently a member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, California Science Teachers Association, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
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MEET HENRY HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Henry chose HE because he has a passion for becoming an orthopedic doctor and abilities in science. In his sophomore year he will take chemistry, algebra 2, and an online course in veterinary science. For his practicum he takes a CPR class and attends a lecture by a local physician. He is part of the Sports Medicine Competition and writes his research paper on concussions in sports. In his junior year he will take anatomy, pre-calculus and an intro to health science. He earns practicum points from traveling to Mexico as part of the medical team. He enters the science fair and pursues a summer course in bioscience at Stanford. He is part of the athletic training team and cares for student athletes in season. During his senior year he is volunteering at a local hospital and conducts his senior project on the change in healthcare. He will take AP biology, AP statistics and AP environmental science. He graduates with honors and is admitted to his top choice pre-med college.