Vital Information
Lake Gibson Academy of Health
7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Lead Teacher:  Samantha Thompson
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

Areas of Interest:  Medical

NCAC Academies


This academy is recognized by the National Career Academy Coaltion as a "CERTIFIED" Academy for having met the National Standards of Practice

Student Focus
Melinda Lloyd

Melinda Lloyd

I chose to pursue the Academy of Health during my high school career because I knew that it would open doors for me and further my career goals as a nurse. I knew that I would learn valuable information through hands on experience and a team approach. Being a part of this academy has been a rewarding experience because I have gained knowledge and confidence in the areas I am interested in. I have also benefited from meeting people and making friends that share my dedication to health care. Since joining, mine as well as other students GPA, attendance, and career goals have improved. I believe that this is because of the guidance and knowledge provided through the Academy of Health. I have learned to think like a health care professional and am well on my way to achieving my career goal as a nurse.

Lake Gibson Academy of Health Overview

The medical field is among the fastest growing industries today. Registered Nurses are among the top five largest occupations in the nation. Lake Gibson High School’s Medical Academy is a multi-year program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and certifications for employment or continued education in the health care industry.

Whether your career goal is to work in a hospital, emergency medicine, or in allied health, the Lake Gibson High School Medical Academy will teach you the skills needed to get started. Through class work and hands-on experience, students gain background knowledge in anatomy, medical terminlogy, and disease processes, as well as learn skills like taking vital signs, providing patient care and strapping a patient to a backboard.

Whatever your plans for the future, joining Lake Gibson High School’s Medical Academy will guarantee you a successful future.


  • Allied Health Assisting
  • Electrocardiograph Aide
  • Home Health Aide
  • First Responder (Polk State College Credit Possible)
  • Medical Terminology (Polk State College Credit Possible)


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The Ledger: LGHS Academy of Health Sponors 'Battle of the Belts'

The Battle of the Belts challenge at Lake Gibson High was organized by the school's Academy of Health and Health Occupations Students of America, said Samantha Thompson, a registered nurse and instructor in the Academy of Health. Students designed weeklong events to encourage others to buckle up.