Health

The Health curriculum follows the standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Health. 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.

(915) HEALTH EDUCATION I-Col
Grade: 9-12
Level: College
Prerequisite: None
Length: ½ year

Health Education I is designed to give the student knowledge and health skills in order to lead a productive and satisfying life. The focus is on developing and reinforcing values, attitudes and habits that foster physical, mental and social health. Health education endeavors to prepare the student for a life-style that is healthy and enjoyable. Health topics include: nutrition and exercise, cardiovascular health, sexual health including STI prevention, safety and first aid (including Hands-only CPR), risks of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, consumer health, mental health, stress management, healthy relationships, violence and conflict resolution, and environmental and public health & health care systems.

(916) HEALTH SKILLS FOR LIFE-Col
Grade: 11 or 12
Level: College
Prerequisite: Health Education I
Length: ½ year

Elective for now but will be a requirement to graduate for students who did not take 20 weeks of Health Ed.

Health Skills for Life is designed to expand and explore in more depth the health topics discussed in Health Education I. Students will also learn more about public health, health careers, and health care systems. Students will connect with community resources and access local resources to improve student health behaviors. Students will practice health skills to be prepared to live healthy independent lives.

(905) SPORTS MANAGEMENT-Col
Grade: 12
Level: College
Prerequisite: None
Length: Full year
Elective

Students will learn to plan, manage, budget and operate inter-scholastic, athletic programs. Students will also develop and implement strategies to increase both participation in and attendance of inter-scholastic competition. Topics covered include the administration and planning of high school programs and budgeting on both the micro and macro level. The course will also include a discussion of the financial, legal, and safety issues as they relate to the various governing bodies of inter-scholastic athletics. Students will be required to master aspects of the curriculum that will involve hours outside the school’s operating day.

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