Throughout the year students will be covering these Health Standards.

Content Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

Students will:

  • analyze how behavior can impact health maintenance and disease prevention
  • describe the interrelationships of mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout life
  • explain the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems:
  • analyze how the family, peers and community influence the health of individuals:
  • analyze how the environment influences the health of the community
  • describe how to delay onset and reduce risks of potential health problems during adulthood
  • analyze how public health policies and government regulations influence health promotion and disease prevention
  • analyze how the prevention and control of health problems are influenced by research and medical advances:

Content Standard 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health promoting products and services.

Students will:

  • evaluate the availability and validity of health information, products and services:
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize resources from home, school and community that provide valid health information:
  • evaluate factors that influence personal selection of health products and services:
  • demonstrate the ability to access school and community health services for self and others:
  • analyze the cost and accessibility of health care services:
  • analyze situations requiring professional health services


    Content Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

    Students will:

  • analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health:
  • evaluate a personal health assessment to determine strategies for health enhancement and risk reduction
  • analyze the short-term and long-term consequences of safe, risky and harmful behaviors:
  • develop management strategies to improve or maintain personal, family, peer and community health:
  • develop injury prevention strategies for personal, family, peer and community health:
  • demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening situations:
  • evaluate strategies to manage stress:

    Content Standard 4: Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on Health.

    Students will:

  • analyze how cultural practices can enrich or challenge health behaviors:
  • evaluate the effect of media and other factors on personal, family, peer and community health:
  • evaluate the impact of technology on personal, family, peer and community health:

    Content Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

    Students will:

  • demonstrate skills for communicating effectively with family, peers and others
  • analyze how interpersonal communication affects relationships:
  • demonstrate positive ways to express needs, wants and feelings:
  • demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration and respect of self and others:
  • demonstrate strategies for solving interpersonal conflicts without harming self or others:
  • demonstrate refusal, negotiation and collaboration skills to avoid potentially harmful situations:
  • analyze the possible causes of conflict in schools, families and communities:
  • demonstrate strategies to prevent conflict:

    Content Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.

    Students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to utilize various strategies when making decisions related to health needs and risks of young adults:
  • analyze health concerns that require collaborative decision-making:
  • predict the immediate and long-term impact of health decisions on the individual, family, peers and community:
  • implement a plan for attaining a personal health goal; grades 9-12 performance standards:
  • evaluate progress toward achieving personal health goals:
  • formulate an effective plan for lifelong health

    Content Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, peer and community health.

    Students will:

  • evaluate the effectiveness of communication methods for accurately expressing health information and ideas
  • express information and opinions about health issues:
  • utilize strategies to overcome barriers when communicating information, ideas, feelings and opinions about health issues:
  • demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making health-enhancing choices:
  • demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively when advocating for healthy communities
  • demonstrate the ability to adapt health messages and communication techniques to the characteristics of a particular audience:

SEXUALITY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS EXEMPTION: Each school district or charter school shall implement a policy that will insure that parents have the ability to request that their child be exempted from the parts of the health education curriculum that address sexuality performance standards.

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