Bethel High School Health Education

The Health curriculum assists students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions concerning their physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Current topics involving safety issues such as internet use, the new driving laws, violence, and bullying, have been incorporated into the Health curriculum to further improve the student’s awareness of the problem-solving skills they will use on a daily basis. The curriculum format allows for learning using class and group discussion, writing skills, reading for information, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, and self-assessment. The Health curriculum can be previewed on the Bethel Homepage.

Health Education One Semester

Health Education 12 5-Day (907008) .4 Credit

Health Education 13 5-Day (907026) .4 Credit

Health Education 14 6-Day (907020) .5 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Open to: Grade 9-12

Course Description: This course is designed to help students establish and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and avoid risk-taking activities that may cause unintentional injuries. The course content includes information from the four health strands: 1) Human Growth and Development, 2) Healthy and Active Lifestyles, 3) Substance Abuse, 4) Injury and Disease Prevention including HIV/AIDS. This course a required course for all students and is intended to be a grade 9 class required for graduation. Students who, for extenuating circumstances, are not scheduled in Grade 9 will generally be signed up in Grade 10. According to Board of Education Policy, a parent or guardian may request his/her son/daughter to be exempt from human sexuality or HIV/AIDS instruction by submitting a written request to the Principal. Alternate work will be provided in lieu of this unit.

Students taking a lab science will be signed up for “5-day” Health by Guidance; those taking a science without lab will be signed up for “6-day” Health by Guidance.