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Health Department

Requirements

The Comprehensive Health Education Department includes the interrelated disciplines of Health Education, Physical Education and Family and Consumer Sciences. Course content in all three disciplines centers around the standards outlined in the state frameworks: Growth and Development, Physical Activity Fitness, Nutrition, Reproduction/Sexuality, Mental Health, Family Life, Interpersonal Relationships, Disease Prevention and Control, Safety Injury Prevention, Substance Use and Abuse, Violence Prevention, Consumer Health and Resource Management, Ecological Health, and Community Public Health. Objectives include the acquisition of knowledge/information, the development of healthy self-management skills, the opportunity to access community health resources, and to advocate for healthy changes in family, school and community settings.

A. Wellness

This freshmen course will integrate comprehensive health topics of Family and Consumer Science, Health and Physical Education in an interdisciplinary format. Topics covered include managing the stress and expectations of the transition to high school, healthy relationships, communication skills as they relate to taking responsibility for one’s own well being, the effects of alcohol, marijuana and drugs on the developing adolescent brain, first aid basics and nutrition. Physical Education content could include project adventure, team soccer, volleyball 1, speedball/handball, basketball I, pickleball, touch football and fitness training.

B. HEALTH EDUCATION

The Health Education curriculum is designed to build a current knowledge base and develop skills that will allow students to make informed, responsible decisions about their personal health, and set goals for life long wellness. In addition, students will learn ways to contribute to the health of their families, school and community.

  • Health - Grade 10 (985) 1.25 credits-quarter

  • Health - Grade 11 (983) 1.25 credits-quarter

C. PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Physical Education program is set up to provide students with the opportunity to… learn and use a variety of advanced sport-specific skills in complex rather than modified versions of physical activities, learn to monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness, learn and practice responsible personal and social skills associated with participation in physical activities. Students are offered both team and individual lifetime activities.

  • Physical Education – Grade 10 (975) 1.25 credits – quarter

  • Physical Education – Grade 11 (973) 1.25 credits – quarter

Health Department Staff

Cartier, Denise
Teacher
Kelley, Kim
Teacher
Leary, Daniel
Teacher