Health Education provides students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills to make health-promoting decisions. The classes address the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. Good Health is not a one-time decision but a series of decisions continuing throughout our lives.
Students will develop high level comprehension and understanding in the areas of Personal Wellness, Mental and Emotional Health, Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco, Body Systems and Disease, Nutrition and Fitness, Consumer and Environmental Health, and Human Sexuality.
Health Education curriculum is in place to meet the National Health Education and Saint Paul Public School Power Standards for all SPPS junior high students. Health Education is crucial to enhance the overall health and well-being of individuals and their respective communities. Health will provide students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills to make healthy decisions for life-long health and wellness. The course fulfills the St. Paul Public Schools requirements for 7th and 8th grade health education.