Leadership is in charge of almost everything that the academy does. When it comes down to events, outreach, social media, fundraising, etc., the MSA Leadership committees are always on it.
Our leaders are expected to be the face of the academy. This means that they exhibit good grades, are respectable students, and understand the material better than anyone else.
Our leaders are the driving force of the academy. They take matters in their own hands and are self-initiated problem solvers.
Our leaders are the heart of what it means to be an Academy student.
The Bonding committee is responsible for planning and organizing bonding events for all MSA students in order to connect and build relationships with fellow students. They plan all bonding events such as the Ice-cream Social, Water Balloon Fight, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Halloween Breakfast, and more!
The Events Committee works to make sure that all events the MSA participates in gets done and runs accordingly. They plan all events such as the SCV Marathon, Relay For Life, MSA Breakfasts, and much more. They work hard to communicate with event coordinators and overall, make sure that the MSA can take part in the community and bond with each other through fun events.
The Room Coordination committee is responsible for taking care of all of the equipment MSA students use for practice and for athletes that come in the room for treatment. The Room Coordinators make sure the equipment and room stay in good, working condition so that MSA can take pride in the Academy and the tools students use every day. With each holiday, they also decorate the room, bringing many festivities to MSA.
AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICAL CLASSES
The after school EMR/Sports Medicine class is primarily focused on conjoining each pathways' curriculum to expand students' knowledge and create a stronger class to class bond. The class alternates from Sports Med to EMR each week, which allows for hands on lesson plans that help build in depth knowledge on both sides of the Academy spectrum. The ultimate goal is to create a well rounded academy that can work together through all four grades. As of right now, classes are every Monday and Tuesday; Monday’s are for underclassmen and Tuesday’s are for upperclassmen.
The Social Media Committee oversees the media side of MSA including the newsletter, emails, website, advertisement, videos, photos and more. The committee is in charge of all MSA social media pages such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where multiple posts are made each week about current MSA events and day to day activities. Additionally, the committee makes monthly newsletters summarizing past and upcoming events for MSA students and parents. Besides this, any email, brochure, poster, etc. that needs to be made is done by the committee as well.
The HOSA committee is dedicated to incorporating the mission and principles of HOSA (a student led organization which enables students to learn how to become future health professionals) within the Medical Science Academy. This includes giving students insight on leadership skills and ways to prepare for the competitive events at the annual State Leadership Conference and International Leadership Conference. This committee is also responsible for creating opportunities for Academy students to become more involved in HOSA and hosting study sessions for both written and practical events.
SCHEDULING & HOUR COORDINATION
Hour Coordination is a small committee where each member is in charge of keeping track of hours logged by all grade levels.
Scheduling creates google forms each week for students to sign up to work sports games. They organize the responses and create a work schedule for the upcoming week.
The Outreach Committee covers all outreach, JUMP related, and fundraising events. They organize outreaches to elementary schools to promote MSA and the medical field, in general, to 5th and 6th graders. This committee also reaches out to junior high schoolers through the JUMP program at Rio Norte Junior High School and works directly with them. For fundraising, they brainstorm and execute fundraisers, making sure they run smoothly.
MSA Leadership is in charge of over 200 students. It is overseen by the teachers but is broken down based on student responsibilities and leadership positions.
Purple Shirts (Presidents)
Black Shirt Committee Members:
Hold various responsibilities in leadership and are in charge of specific events and program goals
Grey Shirts (Vice Presidents): Oversee committees that help the Academy function smoothly
Leader of the Valencia High School HOSA Chapter
New Leadership Application
Students applying for leadership for the first time should submit this application attached with their transcript
Returning Leadership Application
Students who have previously been in leadership and are looking to join again should
submit this application along with their transcript
HOW TO JOIN MSA LEADERSHIP
All students must turn in an application corresponding to their grade level. The due date will be the 5th week of each semester. It must be turned in to Mr. Monteleone's desk once it is completed.
Students must turn in their unofficial transcript and attendance log. There is no GPA requirement to join leadership, however it will show the admission committee whether you are a responsible student and are capable of representing the Academy well.
Students must have at least 15 hours in addition to their grade level requirement. (i.e. juniors are required to have minimum 105 hours rather than the average minimum 90 hours).
Leaders will be evaluated based on their actions both in and out of class. This means students interested in leadership must show outstanding character and must present themselves as trustworthy leaders.