- Areas of health
- Teen health issues
- Problem-solving and decision-making
- Goal-setting and values clarification
- Time management
- Study skills
- Stress management
- Communication skills
- Refusal skills and conflict resolution
Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
- Depression and suicide
- Teen violence
- Domestic violence
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
- Role of drugs in depression, suicide, domestic violence, dysfunctional families, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections
- Abuse of legal, illegal, OTC, and Rx substances
- Chemical dependency and alcoholism
- Treatment options
- Community resources
- Prenatal substance abuse
- Refusal skills
Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Establishing healthy eating habits
- Fad dieting
- Weight control and body image
- Nutrition for athletes
- Personal fitness programs
- Food Guide Pyramid/dietary guidelines
Growth, Development, and Sexual Health
- Healthy family relationships
- Anatomy/Physiology of reproductive systems
- Conception and fetal development
- Birth control methods and effectiveness
- Teenage pregnancy
- Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS
- Resources and statistics
Injury Prevention and Safety
- Emergency first aid
- Poison control
- Resuscitation techniques
- CPR and Heimlich
- Fire Prevention
- Preparing for earthquakes/natural disaster
Disease and Disease Prevention
Grades will be based on points earned from homework and projects, tests and quizzes, class and group participation. Please keep in mind that poor spelling and grammar on written work will lower your grade. Grades are not rounded.
Grade Scale: A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F 59% and below
1. Students should be in their assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
2. It is recommended that students come to class with the following materials: pens (blue or black) or pencils, a red pen, your class notebook with paper to record notes, and any assignments or projects that are due.
3. All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class on the due date.
Late Work Policy-
Each student will receive one “late pass” per quarter. A “late pass” allows a student to turn in a homework assignment one day late for full credit. No credit will be given for any other late assignments.
Major projects will be accepted for half-credit within one day of the due date. After that, no credit will be given on major projects.
Printing is the responsibility of the student. Do not email assignments to your teacher. We will not be able to print them and they will be counted as missing. Alternatives to use if there are printer issues might include using the library or emailing a friend or parent.
4. Students are responsible for getting any missed notes or assignments that were given during an absence. If a test or quiz is missed, it must be made up during lunch on the assigned make-up date. Make-up work will not be given for days of suspension or unexcused absences (cuts). If you suffer an extended illness, contact your teacher to discuss a schedule for you to turn in your work.
5. Each Monday students are expected to record their assignments for the week. Although the homework is posted on the Internet, it is not updated daily and should not be used in place of a planner.
1. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to all classmates, teachers and guests. There will be no swearing, name-calling or interrupting of others.
2. No food or drink in class. (Water is okay)
3. Hats, hoods, beanies, etc. are not to be worn in the classroom.
4. Working on assignments for other classes, reading the daily newspaper, listening to music or using