Grade Level: 9
Health Education is a one semester course that provides a comprehensive, sequentially planned program. This in-depth health education program includes current relevant science based information that will help guide students in making informed decisions leading to a healthy lifestyle now and in their future. The course follows the 6 Health Components outlined in the Health Curriculum Framework. Among the topics covered in this course are: personal health (which includes the importance of sleep and the function of the teenage brain), nutrition and fitness, emotional and mental health, character, values, communication, decision making skills, goal setting, healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexuality, substance use and abuse, warning signs for stress, depression and suicide, death and dying, and the art of living.
This course meets the district graduation requirement for Health Education.