Health

Summary

The health education program provides opportunities for students to achieve the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will allow for the attainment of an optimal quality of life. The main focus is the development and maintenance of the total well-being of a person. One-half credit is required for graduation.

Health Courses

Health Education – Required

Grades 11–12

½ credit

This course covers heart disease, cancer, human sexuality, sexually transmitted disease, and prevention of birth defects, pregnancy and childbirth. Also covered are mental health issues including prevention, detection and treatment of mental illness. The development of positive interpersonal relationships, coping and problem solving are also included. One semester of health is required to fulfill graduation requirements.

Introduction to Psychology – Elective

Grades 11–12

½ credit

The purpose of Psychology is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavioral and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Psychology is an elective course, taught primarily to juniors and seniors who have already taken High School Health.