Health (1/2 Unit)
Health education is a state‑mandated subject at the junior and senior high level. At the junior high it is taught at the 7th grade level. At the senior high health education has its greatest impact if taught at the 10th grade level. One semester of health is required for graduation.
The intent of the course is to prepare students in making positive health‑related decisions throughout their lives. Areas of concentration are: anatomy and physiology, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, diseases, and pollution. A major portion of the course is discussion of current issues that serve to develop positive physical, social, mental and emotional well‑being and future decision-making.