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
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
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.
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