Varela Senior High School has two programs within Health Science, Optometrics and Nursing. The Nursing Assisting Program provides students with a curriculum that will prepare them for a career in the Nursing Industry. The end result of the four year program is to be certified in various program areas such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Electrocardiogram Aide, and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. Students in the nursing program will be offered the opportunity to work hands-on with patients at local medical facilities during the school day.