Learning Recommendations: None

General Description: This semester-long course 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. This course is a state graduation requirement. 

Important Notes: 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 (FLASH) curriculum. Students are expected to earn their CPR/AED certification and contribute to mature discussions within the FLASH unit. This course is recommended for grades 10-12. Students have the option of purchasing an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED card after completing the certification process for a $3.50 fee.


  • Communicable/non-communicable disease
  • Relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Human sexuality and development
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Goal setting
  • Heredity
  • Media analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Substance use and abuse

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Group discussion and problem solving
  • Hands-on activities
  • Direct instruction
  • Discovery learning
  • Career exploration

Equipment to be provided by Student: None