Vital Information
Ridge Community Medical Academy
Ridge Community High School
500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL  33837

Phone:  (863) 419-3315

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
Tyler Gruden

Tyler Gruden

One of the reasons that I decided to join the medical academy was because of how I felt when I was sick. I have four brothers and sisters and when one of us would get sick, eventually all of us would get sick. This is one thing I would like to help other siblings deal with. Also, in this academy I have been able to learn skills that I would not have learned in traditional high school classes. Many of the skills I will be able to use in everyday life, such as proper body mechanics and hand washing. These classes help students to meet and work with others who have the same interests as they have.

While I have been in this academy my career goals have changed from time to time, my attendance and GPA have not changed from the normal, if anything they have improved. My future goals are to be certified as an EKG technician at the time I complete high school and then continue my education to ultimately become a Cardiologist. I plan to work as an EKG technician to help pay for my education and also enable me to have a good foundation in the cardiovascular field of medicine.

Ridge Community Medical AcademyOverview

The medical field is among the fastest growing industries today. Registered Nurses are among the top five largest occupations in the nation. Ridge Community 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.

From taking blood pressures to assisting with sterile procedures, academy students will be provided with up to date industry information. They will be provided the opportunity to help work community events and complete clinical experiences within the industry.

Whatever your plans for the future, joining Ridge Community High’s Medical Academy will provide you with the opportunity for a successful future.


Allied Health Assisting

Ridge Community’s Allied Health Program trains students for health care careers in laboratory and clinical settings. Major areas of allied health include physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory, respiratory medicine and occupational therapy.


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