Health and Wellness
Throughout all four years, students are required to progress through a developmental study of health and wellness topics. Through health literacy, healthy self-management skills, and health promotion, comprehensive health education teaches fundamental health concepts, promotes habits and conduct that enhance health and wellness, and guides efforts to build healthy families, relationships, schools, and communities. Fundamental health knowledge and skills need to be taught, reinforced and expanded regularly in a student’s four-year high school career. A planned, sequential curriculum addresses a variety of topics with increasing degrees of complexity appropriate to students’ developmental levels as they move through adolescence. Such a program ensures thorough, balanced coverage of health content areas, and its success relies on our skilled teachers who readily adapt to incorporate emerging health topics.