The focus of the Health Education course in Grades 9-12 is to provide students with further opportunities to apply health-related knowledge to personal life.  Students in Grades 9-12 should be taught to implement a personal health plan that will decrease adolescent health risks, and distinguish between the positive and negative impact of:

  • families
  • cultural and religious groups and institutions
  • mass media, and technology

They will gain an understanding of and a competency in:

  • the use of medications,
  • avoiding harmful substances, and
  • communicating about substance use/abuse prevention

As a result, students become increasingly able to practice effective interpersonal communication skills.  They are able to effectively communicate care and respect for others and demonstrate strategies for resolving conflicts that foster healthy peer and family relationships.  In addition, students gain knowledge of the interdependence among environmental factors, learn to administer first-aid procedures (including CPR), and gain an understanding of the importance of recognizing, avoiding, and reporting verbal, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

As a result of taking these courses, students should be equipped to apply decision-making skills, set goals, and work cooperatively to advocate for healthy homes, schools, and communities.

UNIT I: Ninth Grade Health (901-903)
UNIT II: Ninth Grade Health (904-906)