Health Education

A planned, sequential, K-12 curriculum that addresses the physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions of health and wellness. The curriculum is designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors. It allows students to develop and demonstrate increasingly sophisticated health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. The comprehensive curriculum includes a variety of topics such as personal health, family health, community health, consumer health, environmental health, sexuality education, mental and emotional health, injury prevention and safety, nutrition, prevention and control of disease, and substance use and abuse. Qualified, trained teachers provide health education.

Physical Education

A planned, sequential K-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas such as basic movement skills; physical fitness; rhythm and dance; games; team, dual, and individual sports; tumbling and gymnastics; and aquatics. Quality physical education should promote, through a variety of planned physical activities, each student's optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development and should promote activities and sports that all students enjoy and can pursue throughout their lives. Qualified, trained teachers teach physical education.

Drivers Education

This course teaches students the laws of the road, positive driving attitudes and moral responsibilities. This course is in two phases:

  • Phase I:
    Meets the state requirement of 30 hours of mandatory classroom instruction extending over one and a half marking periods. The aim of Phase I is to acquaint students with the driving knowledge, techniques, strategies and attitudes that will enable them to become safe, responsible drivers.
  • Phase II:
    An optional behind-the-wheel training course. Students become eligible for this phase upon successful completion of Phase I and after having met all state requirements.
* Scheduling for behind-the-wheel will be based on seniority according to age, subject to the availability of a car and a teacher.