Grade 9 Wellness

  • In addition to Physical Education 9, this is the first course in the sequence of four required courses, which comprise the comprehensive health and wellness education program. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to critically analyze the effects of personal decisions on growth and development and to engage in positive behaviors, which maintain a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum includes topics such as healthy relationships, drugs and medicine, nutrition and mental/emotional health, which is inclusive of depression and suicide. Through participation in a variety of instructional activities, students enhance communication, problem-solving, and refusal skills.