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11-12 core health image11/12 Core Health

This half year comprehensive health curriculum is designed to prepare our youth to be successful, healthy adults.  The focus is on developing a strong foundation they will need in order to be mentally, socially, and physically prepared to face life’s challenges.  There will be a strong emphasis on empowering young people to make good choices and become leaders.  Topics include:

Mental Health

  • Self Esteem / Self Respect
  • Hierarchy of Needs
  • Personality / Type A and B
  • Stress and its Effect on Health
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting and Having a Plan
  • Depression and Warning Signs of Suicide
  • Resources for Getting Help
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Mental Disorders
  • Self-Injury
  • Peer Pressure
  • Future Plans

Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Marijuana and Edibles
  • Alcohol and Binge Drinking
  • Street Drugs
  • Opioid and other Prescription Abuse
  • Dangers of Medicine Misuse
  • Vape and other Tobacco Products
  • Refusal Skills and Strategies
  • Resources for Help
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • DWI / DUI
  • Social Host Law / Zero Tolerance Law


  • BMI / Weight Chart
  • Eating For Good Health
  • Anabolic Steroids and other PED’s
  • Body Image
  • FDA Regulations / Requirements
  • Vitamins and Other Supplements

Human Growth and Development

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Female and Male Anatomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Importance of Abstinence
  • Prevention of STD’s and STI’s
  • Accepting of Others Differences
  • Body Systems
  • Disease Prevention
  • Communicable / Non Communicable Diseases
  • Adolescence / Responsibilities
  • Reproduction and Genetics
  • Conception – Pregnancy – Child Birth
  • Impact of Teen Pregnancy
  • Respecting Self and Others
  • Gender Identity
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Harassment

First Aid and Emergency

  • Basic First Aid
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Seizures, Stroke


*In every topic, we take the opportunity to incorporate Social, Emotional, Learning.  The staff encourages the acquisition of skills needed to develop positive attitudes, healthy relationships, empathy and tolerance, stress management, and goal setting!