Secondary Health Education

  • Philosophy

    Health Education prepares students to make healthy, positive decisions within the six areas of wellness: Mental, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, Environmental and Physical. The goal is to help students become health literate (obtain, interpret, communicate and understand basic health information and community services) and therefore apply these skills to enhance individual, family and community wellness. We support a comprehensive approach to health education that encourages inclusiveness and respect for all our students and conversation at home around family values and beliefs.

  • Guidelines

    Schedule and format

    • Every day or equivalent schedule
    • Use unwrapped units for backwards designed lesson plans
    • Two quarters required for SPPS graduation

  • Variations

    Flipped Classroom:

    • Create videos for activity related skills ranging from 5-10 minutes. Students watch at home or in school. Time in the health classroom then involves direct participation of the sport or fitness activity with more direct feedback from a teacher.

  • Assessment

    • Engaging classroom assessments (both formative and summative) are ongoing.
    • Formative and summative assessments are tracked and analyzed for individual students.
    • Student assessment data is posted and up to date.
    • Regular communication with parents is prevalent and documented.


  • key image For Secondary Health Education group access, please contact Terri Steen (terri.steen@spps.org)