Welcome to the Health Department
This 5 credit (one semester) course is required for SMUHSD graduation.
HEALTH EDUCATION Semester Course
Prerequisite: None. Incoming freshmen will take health class during their freshman year. Open to grades 9-12.
This course has been designed using the Health Framework for California Public Schools. It provides a comprehensive, sequentially planned program to positively influence the knowledge, skills, attitude, and behaviors of individuals related to health. This in-depth health education program includes relevant health information that would lead students to make informed decisions leading to a healthy life style now and in the future. Subjects covered in this course will consist of decision making, goal setting, communication, stress management, conflict resolution, suicide awareness and prevention, consumer and community health, communicable and chronic diseases, individual growth and development, environmental health, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, nutrition, injury prevention, and safety. This course meets the district graduation requirement for health education.