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Learning Recommendations:  This course is recommended for grades 10-12.                                         

General Description: This semester-long graduation requirement covers a variety of health related topics that affect teens today. The course encourages students to develop healthful attitudes and practices for life-long benefit.

Content:

  • Communicable/Non-communicable Disease
  • Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Sexuality and Development
  • CPR First Aid
  • Goal Setting   
  • Decision Making   
  • Heredity
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use and Abuse

Strategies:  

  • Group discussion and problem solving                      
  • Individual and group work
  • Hands-on activities
  • Direct Instruction
  • Discovery Learning
  • Career Exploration

Homework:  Homework for this class is typically less than 10 minutes per night on average with good time management. Homework consists of either work that wasn’t finished during time provided in class OR larger projects with multiple days to work on it.

Tech Prep Eligible:  This course is CTE Dual Credit approved and articulated with Bellevue College or Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Students who demonstrate proficiency of the college course competencies with a ‘B’ (3.0) or better grade may be eligible to earn college credit through the Tech Prep program. Students MUST register for CTE Dual Credit while they are enrolled in the high school course and also are required to pay a non-refundable $46 annual consortium fee.

Course Fee / Materials:  As a part of the Health course curriculum students will be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn about HIV/AIDS and Human Sexuality through the Family Life and Sexual Health curriculum (FLASH). Students are expected to earn their CPR/AED certification and contribute to mature discussions within the FLASH unit. Students have the option of purchasing an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED card after completing the certification process for which there is a $23.50 fee.