HEALTH 9 (016)

Health 9
This is the first course in the sequence of four required courses which comprise the comprehensive health and wellness education program. In keeping with State mandates, 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 human sexuality, drugs and medicine, nutrition, emotional and mental health, inclusive of depression and suicide, disease prevention, and environmental health. Additional emphasis is made with guest speakers on dating violence and drug education. Through participation in a variety of instructional activities, students enhance communication, problem-solving and refusal skills. Information on career education and consumer health is integrated throughout this course.