group photo of the cross country team and their coaches on the track field

Extracurriculars

Cross Country

Sponsor: Coach Turner & Coach Kollman


Golf

Sponsor: Coach Herrera


Track & Field

Sponsor: Coach Turner, Coach Montoya, and Coach Kollman

Meeting Time & Location Track Field, Spring Session, 4:15-5:30

Incoming Freshmen for 2020-2021 will need to complete the required online forms before August 1, 2020.

  • Online Forms for 2020-2021 (Pending)

Tennis

Sponsor: Coach Luna & Coach Bagwell

HCHS Tennis is a competitive program playing in Region 4, District 27-6A.

Health Careers has an enrollment of around 850 and is a free-standing magnet school in the heart of San Antonio’s Medical Center. In district, we compete against Clark, O’Connor, Marshall, Holmes, Jay, Taft, Stevens, Warren, Brandeis and Brennan. During the past 15 years, HCHS has competed against perennial powerhouses such as Westlake, New Braunfels, Reagan,Alamo Heights, Harlingen South and numerous others. The program has been to regionals 8 out of the 11 years. Plus during the individual season which takes place in the spring our school has had its share of regional qualifiers in boys singles, girls singles, girls doubles. boys doubles and mixed doubles. From 2004 to 2007 we have had state qualifiers in girls singles and mixed doubles.


Swimming & Diving

Sponsor: Coach Scofield

Meeting Time & Location Pool, Monday through Friday, 7AM - 9AM

Club Sponsor Meeting
Academic Decathlon Johnston, Herrera Every Thursday from 4:30-6 in A135
Art Club Saucedo Every A Day Friday from 4:15-5 in Library Classroom
Astronomy Lobban/Bump Every B Day Wednesday from 4:15-5 in A142
Class of 2020 Huvar and Jasso As Announced in A132 or A136
Class of 2021 Curtis and Anguiano Every Tuesday from 4:15-5:15 in A150 or A162
Class of 2022 Tejeda and Apodaca  
Class of 2023    
Drama/Theater Arts Chu Every Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
Filipino Culture Club Ver and Vane Every Monday on A Day from 4:30-5:30 in A142
GSA Gonzalez Fridays As Announced from 4:15-5:15 in A142
HOSA (Chapter) Briers Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Austin Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Sittre Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Vane Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Perrin Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Gonzalez Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Retzloff Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) R.Ysaguirre Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Rocha Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) D.Ysaguirre Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
HOSA (Chapter) Amstead Every 1st Monday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
Ignition Green Morgan and Luna Once a Month Monday or Tuesday from 4:20-5:00 in A131
Japanese Club Henderson Every B Day Monday from 4:15-5:00 in A133
Latin Club Chu and Van Eimeren Every Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 in the Cafeteria
Mu Alpha Theta Atsalis and Kollman Every 2nd Thursday from 8:15-8:45 in the Library
National Honor Society Astudillo and Herrera Last Monday of the Month from 4:15-5:00 in the Cafeteria
Outdoors Club Shaddock and Tejeda Saturdays As Announced at Trails/Parks
Science Fair Gonzalez Before School, During Class or After School
Soccer Club Shaddock/Herrera (Jorge) Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 in the GYM
South Asian Student Association Shaddock Every Monday from 4:15 - 5:00 in A209
Student Council General Rocha/Briers Every Tuesday from 4:15 - 5:30 in the Cafeteria
Student Council Officers Rocha/Briers Every Tuesday during Flex in A214
Student Library Crew Martinez Every Friday from 4:15 - 5:15 in the Library
UIL Comp Science & Calculator Menchaca Every Tuesday from 8:15 - 8:40 in A230
UIL Number Sense & Math Kollman Every Monday from 8:15 - 8:40 in A157

Band

Director Fowler Meeting Time & Location Band Hall Symphonic Band meets every A Day, Prep Band every B day and Jazz Band every B day.  

Symphonic Band: the top, Varsity level band at HCHS. Symphonic Band performs a variety of repertoire from a wide range of styles and composers.  This competitive group participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region, Area, and All-State competitions. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Band Placement is by audition.

Concert Band: the junior varsity level band comprised of students continuing from Prep-Band (Band 1) and/or who may not be quite ready for Varsity level UIL Concert/Sight Reading. Concert Band performs a variety of music from a wide range of composers. Opportunity to audition and perform with the Symphonic Band is offered to those who progress and attend weekly sectionals. Placement is by audition.

Prep Band: a beginning level band course that focuses on the fundamental and developmental skills needed for performance of a band instrument.  There are no prerequisites for this group.

Jazz Ensemble: a competitive ensemble that performs regularly and competes as jazz festivals. Jazz Band is open to all experienced music students interested in learning jazz repertoire, jazz auditory styles, and jazz improvisational skills.  Placement is by audition.


Choir

Director Bagwell

Treble Choir and Tenor/Bass Choir: beginning choir ensembles that focus on fundamental and developmental skills needed to become a vocalist. Groups sing a variety of music from a wide range of styles and composers. There are no prerequisites for these ensembles and auditions are not required.

Advanced Treble Choir: an intermediate, non-varsity choir. This choir sings a variety of music from a wide range of composers and styles, and participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and UIL Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region competition. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Choir. Placement is by audition.

Varsity Women’s Chorus: an advanced choir at HCHS that sings a variety of repertoire from a wide range of composers and styles. This competitive group participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region, Area, and All-State competitions. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Choir. Placement is by audition.

Varsity Men’s Chorus: an advanced choir at HCHS that also sings a variety of music from a wide range of composers and styles. This competitive group participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region, Area, and All-State competitions. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Choir. Placement is by audition.

Mixed Choir: a Varsity level choir at HCHS, representing SATB voices. This choir will have additional before school rehearsals. They perform a variety of repertoire from a wide range of composers and styles. This competitive group participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region, Area, and All-State competitions. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Choir. Placement is by audition.


Orchestra

Director Dr. Clark

Varsity Orchestra: the top, advanced level orchestra at HCHS (“Symphonic” on course cards). Varsity Orchestra performs a variety of repertoire from a wide range of styles and composers. This competitive group participates in UIL Concert & Sight-Reading and Solo & Ensemble, as well as TMEA’s Region, Area, and All-State competitions. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Orchestra. Placement is by audition.

Junior Varsity Orchestra: the non-varsity level orchestra at HCHS (“Concert” on course cards). JV Orchestra performs a variety of repertoire from a wide range of styles and composers, and participates in UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest and UIL Solo and Ensemble. Prerequisites: prior experience in a Middle School or High School Orchestra. Placement is preferably by audition.

Orchestra 1(Prep): a beginning level string course that focuses on the fundamental and developmental skills needed for performance of an orchestral string instrument. Students may have some previous experience in an elementary or middle school orchestra, or they might be beginners with no experience. Placement will be based on the discretion of the director.


Other Fine Arts Courses

AP Music Theory: an upper level, advanced music course covering most collegiate, first year music theory information. Students study specifics in music development as well as significant parts, such as note-writing, part-writing, harmony, and composition. This course is not offered to beginners in music or freshmen.

AP Art History: an upper level, advanced art course exploring visual art forms. Students study the cultural, historical, and religious elements of art. Particular artists and their stylistic influences to society are focused upon and studied. This course is only for juniors and seniors.

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