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The purpose of this course is to teach students how to adjust and adapt to the challenges of adolescence. Also, to provide more opportunities for students to be organized, challenged, think critically, succeed, and make connections using strategies. In addition, this course helps students recognize and avoid health risks. Instruction in anatomy, reproduction, STD’s/HIV/AIDS will be provided to students. Should you have questions or should you wish to preview personally any of the materials, please contact your child’s health teacher. As required by state law, parents have the option to exclude their child from human sexuality and HIV/AIDS lessons. If this is your wish, you must notify the principal in writing. It is our hope that parents and guardians will take this as an opportunity to discuss these topics with their children. Parents are the first to provide guidance to their child in these areas. We strive to thoughtfully and carefully enhance this guidance.
THIS COURSE MEETS STATE REQUIREMENTS
Health Choices, Decision Making Skills, Goal Setting, Time Management, Mental and Emotional Health, Your Personality, Stress Management, Emotional Problems, Tobacco, Drug Abuse, Alcohol, Infectious Diseases, AIDS, STD’s, Cancer, Heart and Artery Disease, Pairing Commitment and Marriage, Conception and Parenting, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) as required by the state of Georgia, and CPR.
15% - P.S.1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention
25% - P.S. 2 Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on healthy behaviors
P.S. 3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and products and services to enhance health
25% - P.S. 4 Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
P.S. 7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
20%- P.S. 5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
P.S. 6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
P.S. 8 Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health
15% - Final Exam