Welcome From the Principal

Health Professions High School is one of the most unique, innovative and challenging programs in the Sacramento area. At HPHS students from around the region have the opportunity to experience the MANY careers in the health care field together with a traditional college prep curriculum. Our students will graduate with much more than a diploma; learning how to suture, getting CPR certified and participating in enrichment programs at local hospitals are only the beginning! We believe that learning should be relevant, fun and challenging. Come and see what we are all about!


Arthur A Benjamin

Arthur A. Benjamin, a gentle Renaissance man with wide ranging civic, church, educational, medical, sports and artistic interests, succeeded because he let others succeed.  In a life rich in service, integrity and pride in his culture, Mr. Benjamin confidently led a life that spanned the United States and took him from Harlem to Sacramento.

Mr. Benjamin studied Biochemistry and English Literature at Hamilton College in upstate New York before a distinguished career in the United States Air Force including recruiting and retaining military health professionals.  He later managed the Radiology department at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

In 1983, he joined Sacramento City Unified School District and retired in 2000 as principal of Hiram Johnson High School.

After retirement, Mr. Benjamin helped recruit support for the districts Health Professions High School from regional hospitals and healthcare agencies.  His assistance was invaluable even as he struggled heroically against cancer.  Arthur A. Benjamin and his wife, Beverly, enjoyed 21 years together.

This High School is named with gratitude and appreciation for Mr. Benjamin’s contributions to district students and this school.


Summer at City Hall Internship

Would you like to work at City Hall this summer?  See the attached flyer for more information!


Summer of Service Application


The SCUSD Summer of Service 1.4 is an exciting 7-week program that gives incoming 9th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities addressing community issues and concerns. Students will also experience……