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Series 612 - Health Curriculum Beliefs and Goals

Adopted: January 1991
Revised: July 2012

1.  Beliefs

1.1 Health education is an integral component of a successful experience for all students.

1.2 Health education promotes personal, family and community health.

1.3 Health education promotes lifelong physical, mental and social wellness.

1.4 Health education supports functional health knowledge, health literacy and responsible decision-making.

1.5 Technology is essential in teaching and learning health.

1.6 On-going professional development is a key component of a strong health program.

1.7 Quality health education is enhanced through public and home support.

2. Goals - “Clearly no knowledge is more crucial than knowledge about health.  Without it, no other life goal can be successfully achieved.” - National School Boards Association

2.1 Students will comprehend concepts related to wellness and disease prevention to enhance health.

2.2 Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.

2.3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products and services to enhance health.

2.4 Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

2.5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

2.6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

2.7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

2.8 Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

References: 

  • The Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards, National Health Education Standards:  Achieving Excellence (2nd Edition).  Atlanta:  American Cancer Society, 2007.

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