Health & Wellness

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Grade 9

All freshmen will receive two trimesters of Physical Education (trimester 1 and 2) and one trimester of Health Education (trimester 3).

Health Education:

During the Health Education course students will learn and understand what the leading causes of death are in the U.S. and how their lifestyle choices can help prevent them. They will become aware of the sign and symptoms of the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Students will also be exposed to the proper nutritional guidelines around food preparation, serving sizes, food labels, and counting calories. In addition to learning about how to manage their time better to reduce stress.

Physical Education:

During Physical Education students will learn how to safely use the equipment in the fitness center, participate in cooperative activities, and utilize the adventure course to teach appropriate risk taking and team building.


Grade 10

All sophomores will receive two trimesters of Health Education (trimester 1 and 2) and one trimester of Physical Education (trimester 3).

Health Education:

During the Health Education course students will talk about the many risks youth face today, including drug/alcohol abuse, violence, and sexual transmitted diseases. One of the goals of this course is to help teens understand the causes of drug/alcohol abuse and to prevent its onset. The Human Sexuality unit will present factual information and encourages students to apply the information when making responsible decisions. Other topics that will be discussed include: anatomy, physiology, sexual responsibility, danger of teenage pregnancy, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Physical Education:

During Physical Education students will continue to learn how to safely use the equipment in the fitness center, participate in cooperative activities, and utilize the adventure course to teach appropriate risk taking and team building.


Grade 11

All juniors will receive two trimesters of Health Education (trimester 1 and 2) and one trimester of Physical Education (trimester 3).

Health EDUCATION:

During the Health Education course students will learn and explore more complex aspects of nutrition. Students will have an opportunity to understand that essential components of nutrition and their personal needs based on their current health, activity level and future goals. Focus will also be spent on developing healthy relationships, while learning about effective communication and understanding and respecting differences. Lastly, an in depth look at the components of physical fitness will be explored. Students will understand these components and learn about the various types of exercises that can be done to increase their overall physical fitness.

Physical Education:

During Physical Education students will have the opportunity to design personal workout routines, participate in cooperative activities, and utilize the adventure course . Students must commit to either choice for an entire cycle. Personal workout routines are designed daily by students using a workout template sheet and may consist of favorite exercise routines or exercises they have been exposed to previously in the fitness center. Cooperative activities consist of net games, invasion games, and team building activities.   


Grade 12

All seniors will receive two trimesters of Physical Education (trimester 1 and 2) and one trimester of Health Education (trimester 3).

Health EDUCATION:

During the Health Education course students will learn about First Aid/CPR education. Students will understand how to perform CPR correctly and in what situations it would be used. Students will also gain knowledge in First Aid and how to perform various fundamental treatments on others when needed. Another focus of this course will be to provide students with an understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and different factors they will encounter in their lives. This unit will go into how those specific factors will influence an individual as well as the entire family’s ability to raise a child and how their components of wellness are affected differently. The last aspect of this course will cover a community based service learning project where students will take an active role as a class to help out around the community or to create a fundraising event for good causes around the area.

Physical Education:

During Physical Education students will have the opportunity to design personal workout routines, participate in cooperative activities, and utilize the adventure course . Students must commit to either choice for an entire cycle. Personal workout routines are designed daily by students using a workout template sheet and may consist of favorite exercise routines or exercises they have been exposed to previously in the fitness center. Cooperative activities consist of net games, invasion games, and team building activities.