How to Convince Your Administrator to Purchase HealthCenter21

You’re excited about using HealthCenter21 and think it will make a big difference in your classroom, but you’re not sure your administration has the funds to buy it this year. 

You’re not alone!

Teachers we work with often assume their school or district doesn’t have money available to buy HealthCenter21. 

However, we’ve found that every CTE administrator will find a way to fund a HealthCenter21 subscription - as long as they understand the value it will bring to your program!

So, you need to explain why your administration should buy HealthCenter21 instead of textbooks or another resource.

We find that teachers like you succeed in getting funding for HealthCenter21 when they can answer seven questions often asked by administrators:

  1. What is HealthCenter21?
  2. How does it align with your program of study?
  3. Can HealthCenter21 prepare students for certifications?
  4. How will it make you a better teacher?
  5. How will it help your students?
  6. How will you measure success?
  7. How much does HealthCenter21 cost?

In this article, we’ll walk you through each point to help you confidently answer each question your administrator asks.

You’ll also find a downloadable document to fill out and take with you when you meet with your administrator about HealthCenter21.

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1. What HealthCenter21 Is

Unlike a textbook that any educator is familiar with, your administrator may not understand a digital curriculum system like HealthCenter21.

So, you’ll need to find a way to explain what HealthCenter21 is to someone who has potentially never heard of it.

You could try to come up with your own explanation of HealthCenter21, but there are so many other things to spend your time on.

That’s why we created a short video to answer common questions about HealthCenter21. In this video, Adam Durst, the AES Director of Curriculum, explains:

  • What HealthCenter21 is
  • Who it’s a good fit for
  • Why teachers use HealthCenter21
  • How much it costs


How can I use this video to make a case to my administration?

The best way to leverage this video is to send it to your administrator before meeting with them about HealthCenter21.

After watching the video, your administrator will have a much better understanding of what HealthCenter21 is. That will allow you to spend your in-person meeting about HealthCenter21 digging into the five other talking points.

Here’s the direct video link to share with your administrator in preparation for your meeting: Answers to Common Questions About HealthCenter21

2. How HealthCenter21 Aligns with Your Program of Study

The goal of your classes is to teach students specific objectives found within your course standards. So, you need to make sure that any curriculum you purchase helps students hit those objectives.

HealthCenter21 was developed according to the NCHSE National Health Science Standards and common skills and topics found in health science courses across the United States.

We have alignments and crosswalks for many state courses and standards available, including:

To see the full list of states we provide alignments for, visit this page: AES Across the United States

What if I don't find a crosswalk to my specific course?

Because there are hundreds of health science courses found across the country, we cannot provide alignment documentation for all of them.

Though courses vary from state to state, we find many key concepts and skills across the board. 

As a result, we’ve created a few resources that can help you explain how HealthCenter21 can fit into your program - even without a specific course alignment:

3. How HealthCenter21 Aligns with Industry Certifications

Many health science instructors need to prepare students for end of program assessments or certifications. 

These certifications often impact your school or district’s funding, so administrators want to ensure funds are spent helping certification pass rates increase.

HealthCenter21 closely aligns with dozens of industry assessments from many providers, including:

  • NHA
  • AMCA
  • And more

To see the full list of alignments and certification guides, visit the AES Learning Center.

What if I don't find an alignment to the certification exam my students take?

If you’re unable to locate an alignment for the specific certification your program focuses on, reach out to our team

We can help you leverage the resources available to explain how HealthCenter21 will prepare your students for certification success!

You can also share this article with your administrator to provide additional context during your conversation: Why NHA Test Prep with AES Creates the Best Path to Student Success.

4. How HealthCenter21 Will Help You

If you’ve already made up your mind about wanting HealthCenter21 as a resource for your classes, you probably have a good idea of how it will help you be a more successful teacher.

However, explaining this value in a way your administrator will understand isn’t always easy.

Here are a few talking points to help you express the value you see in HealthCenter21:

  • With ready-to-use materials and assessments, HealthCenter21 can save you time with planning and grading so you can focus on using your healthcare expertise to help students prepare for their careers.
  • As a digital curriculum, HealthCenter21 helps keep your curriculum up to date as industry standards or certifications change.
  • The digital system provides flexibility for any teaching style and circumstance, including hybrid and remote learning.
  • HealthCenter21 makes it easier to differentiate your instruction and meet your diverse students’ needs, including students with IEPs and ELL students in your classroom.

5. How HealthCenter21 Will Help Your Students

The goal of your health science program is to prepare students for their careers, and in order to do that you need to provide effective, engaging learning experiences in the classroom.

However, health science classes often have students with various skills and knowledge levels, making it tough to ensure that every student is successful.

HealthCenter21 is designed to help you create dynamic, blended learning experiences to help all of your students hit their objectives and prepare for healthcare careers.

But how can you express the impact HealthCenter21 will have on your students?

Some of the most common benefits health science teachers tell us their students experience with HealthCenter21 are:

  • The ability to work at their own pace within the student-led eLearning lessons.
  • Anytime, anywhere access on any device with internet access allowing students to review the materials as needed to improve their understanding.
  • Interactive, relevant, and age-appropriate lessons keep CTE students more engaged and motivated than traditional textbooks.
  • Blended learning delivery provides information in various ways to help students learn in the way that works best for them.

The examples shared above may not all be relevant to your classes, and some areas may be more important to your administrator than others.

Because of this, focus on the benefits you feel will reflect your students’ needs and resonate most with your administrators.

6. How You Will Measure Success with HealthCenter21

Administrators want to make sure that any new resource they purchase will genuinely make a difference to their students’ outcomes, and in turn, the school’s health science program.

That means you’ll want to have a plan in place for how you’ll keep tabs on your students’ success within HealthCenter21.

Luckily, the system comes with on-demand reports for grades and student activity that you can access any time - even within a free trial.

Here are a few examples of how you can use these reports to share information with your administrator:

Depending on what’s important to your administrator and the level of detail they want to see, you can pick and choose the information you share.

7. How Much Your HealthCenter21 Subscription Will Cost

Even after you’ve explained the value HealthCenter21 will add to your health science program, there’s one last question your administrator will inevitably ask: How much does HealthCenter21 cost?

In general, a yearly subscription can range from $1,500 to $100,000, depending on a few factors. 

But what will your subscription cost?

Watch the video below to discover:

  • The factors that impact subscription costs
  • How to determine the number of student licenses you’ll need
  • How to decide which plan is right for you
  • Specific price ranges based on common scenarios we encounter

After watching the video, you’ll have a clearer idea of what your subscription could cost for the year.

If your administrator requires a quote or proposal with specific pricing information, click here to request your quote!

Get Ready to Convince Your Administrator to Buy HealthCenter21

Now you know the seven major questions your administrator will have about HealthCenter21. 

And you have a clearer idea of how you’ll answer those questions and what resources can help you make your case.

Now it’s time to schedule your meeting and convince them to fund your purchase!

As you prepare for that meeting, you’ll want to have your documents and notes organized to make sure you don’t miss sharing any crucial information.

To help you save time and be as prepared as possible, download this quick-reference guide: 

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