Health Education Philosophy
The secondary Health Education program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them make healthful decisions—both now and in the future. Through the implementation of an effective, comprehensive health education instructional program, students will develop the life skills needed to enhance their potential for achieving academic success and attaining healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Developing knowledge of accurate health information is essential, but practicing health-related skills in real-life situations and developing healthful behaviors are the ultimate goals of the program.
One-half credit of Health Education is required for graduation. This course is typically offered during the 10th grade year.
Courses currently being offered in Health Education are:
- Comprehensive Health Education
- Comprehensive Health Education, Honors
- Family Life and Human Development (elective for Juniors and Seniors—does not count towards ½ credit graduation requirement)