Students using an ultrasound machine

The Kaiser Permanente Health Career Learning Crew (HCLC) is a program designed to help youth in the Northwest region learn about health care careers. It is part of Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to improve community health by encouraging students, especially those from diverse and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to pursue postsecondary education and join the healthcare workforce. The KP HCLC program at Kaiser Westside Medical Center (KWMC) meets once monthly the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm at Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro.



Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services to approximately 454,000 citizens in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our 210 square mile service area includes the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, River grove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville, and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has 21 fire stations, a command and business operations center, a training facility, and three integrated operating centers (North, Central, and South). TVF&R meets once monthly the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30pm-5:00pm. They meet at the North Operating Center in Aloha.

The Edwards Center

The Edwards Center’s mission to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them reach their highest potential through training, education, employment, housing and social opportunities in safe, healthy and stimulating environments. Edward Center believes that every individual has their own unique potential and that they deserve the opportunity to reach it. So we provide the motivation, encouragement and support to help them does just that. The Edwards Center works tirelessly to erase the lines of perception that separate the “abled” from the disabled, which is what makes us such a driving force in preserving the dignity and independence of the developmentally disabled – not just in Oregon, but in the nation. Edwards Center meets once to twice monthly at the Aloha community center at 3:30pm. There are Tuesday and Wednesday options.

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics, Inc is a -based  dealing in  (EDA) for  and . Founded in 1981, the company is headquartered in . This introductory Mentor Graphic internship is for students considering a career in an engineering related field. Mentor Graphics meets once monthly every 2nd Tuesday of the month, afterschool on the HS2 campus.

Students laughing while working on PVC Submarine

Mentor Graphics, Inc is a US-based multinational corporation dealing in electronic design automation(EDA) for electrical engineering and electronics. Founded in 1981, the company is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon. This introductory Mentor Graphic internship is for students considering a career in an engineering related field. Mentor Graphics meets once monthly every 2nd Tuesday of the month, afterschool on the HS2 campus.

In our Mentor Graphics Internship, students get a hands-on exploration into the principles of electrical engineering, led by guest teachers from Mentor Graphics. Experiments will lead them through the concepts of conduction, resistance, current, and in the end they will build a working submarine and controller.

Tech Team

The HS2 TECH Team is a technical training program for students 9th through 12th grades. During this yearlong program students become trained in the use of all equipment in the HS2 Maker Space. Equipment includes laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, embroidery machine, CNC and more! To become certified as a HS2 Maker Space Technician students must demonstrate mastery of each piece of equipment. Student will also learn the principles of starting a production business including but not limited to, cost recovery, equipment use and maintenance, and marketing. TECH Team meets weekly on Thursdays afterschool.

15 Hour Job Shadow

Seniors and some juniors are placed with professionals in a career of their choice to complete a 15 hour job shadow. This is a partnership we have with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School to Work Program. Students and hosting organization or business arrange schedule together and most opportunities are flexible with student schedules. Supplementary paperwork is required.

Pharmacy 101

A new partnership to HS2. Pacific University School of Pharmacy will host a once monthly experience for students at their Hillsboro campus. Students will engage in activities led by Pharmacy faculty and graduate students. Students will learn about careers in Pharmacy and get a taste of post-secondary Pharmacy course work. Dates vary but will be on Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm.

Pharmacy 201

This experience is for seniors that are at least 18 years of age who wish to pursue their Pharmacy Technician Certification. With the help and guidance of Pacific University School of Pharmacy and HS2 faculty students will study for the certification exam. Students will also learn more about what a Pharmacy Technician does and about career prospects in the field. Schedule is TBD and will take place on the HS2 campus with occasional visits to Pacific Hillsboro campus.


MIKE Program

MIKE (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education) Program’s curriculum provides project-based activities with the support of trained upper-class mentors. Team members gain greater understanding about how healthy bodies work through activities, field trips, incorporation of habit-forming good nutrition and water as the beverage of choice, physical activity and reflection to broaden their ability to avoid chronic diseases. The program culminates in a youth-centered Health Leadership Project, providing youth with opportunities to share their knowledge and skills with peers, families or neighbors. By guiding youth toward healthier lifestyles, MIKE Program has empowered more than 1,000 young people to become role models for other teens, their families and communities. We focus on bringing MIKE Program to people most at-risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, all of which lead to kidney failure. MIKE Program is open to 8th and 9th grade students in particular those who are interested in Health Science. MIKE program meets twice a month on Thursdays afterschool at HS2.

MIKE Program Mentors

MIKE (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education) Program is accepting applications for HS2 health mentors. MIKE empowers youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship, and community outreach. Health and education are linked. MIKE’s vision is all people meeting their potential of vibrant good health, contributing as citizens of a vibrant, strong society. As a mentor, you will act as a guide and positive role model for a group of 3-5 students. You will join a teacher and MIKE staff to work with your youth in a health classroom along with a team of other mentors and their youth. Mentors facilitate small group discussions, assist with hands-on activities, participate in a field trip, and facilitate a final Health Leadership Project as each youth team creates a project to promote health within their own community. Mentors will take turns providing healthy snacks to the class (paid for by MIKE Program).

Stewardship Mentors

The Stewardship Mentor program seeks to forge lifelong, caretaking between students and their local watersheds, as well as collect scientific data on the local watershed for THPRD. This Stewardship and Science Inquiry Project provide students and mentors with the opportunity to become truly engaged in the restoration and preservation of their local watershed. Mentors are responsible for helping students evaluate stream health and its relationship to the surrounding forest. Mentors also help 8th grade students understand environmental science during field studies. This program starts in the Spring.

ALOS Soccer Internship

A new youth soccer association and league is offering an internship experience to High School students at HS2. Interns will be learning the science and psychology of youth soccer coaching and MORE. With a focus on science of soccer, principles of coaching and tactical theory ALOS internship will also gain valuable leadership skills. ALOS internship meets 2-4 times monthly. Schedule TBD

ENGR 100

Health and Science School is offering in collaboration with Portland Community College. Trough the Portland Community College Dual Credit Program we are happy to offer ENGR 100: Exploring Engineering. This is a college credit course and if successfully completed students will receive 1 college credit. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the profession of engineering, including the wide variety of fields of study and potential careers. Students will also explore what it takes to be successful, both now as a student and in the future as a graduate in the profession of engineering. Students will learn some of the most important skills for exemplary leadership, professional practice and life long learning as an engineer. This program allows students to gain increased understanding of engineering careers in the following areas: Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and Electrical Engineering. ENGR 100 meets for 5 weeks in the Fall and Spring once a week afterschool on the HS2 campus.


  • Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Final calendars will be given when students.
  • Some experiences require additional paperwork to complete the application process. Once you apply additional paperwork will be provided to applicant.
  • Tri Met passes are provided for all career exploration experiences