The focus in the Health course is to teach the skills that enable students to make healthy choices and avoid high-risk behaviors. The course is organized so that the students increase in knowledge, attitudes, and skills about: nutrition and physical activity, growth, development, sexual health, injury prevention and safety, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental, emotional, social health, and personal and community health. Students are encouraged to compare and contrast their beliefs and perceptions about health issues, and have the opportunity to practice essential skills to maintain healthy lifestyles.
This course fulfills the California state requirements for high school graduation. It is a one semester course, offered during the freshman year of high school. Topics included are Body Systems, Nutrition, Infectios Diseases, Life Managment,Physical Fitness, Drugs & Alcohol, and Adolescent Maturity, Relationships and Responsibility.