The core expectation of the middle school health education program is that students will learn about physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It builds students’ health knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes. The health education program motivates students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behavior, along with developing the ability to maintain healthy relationships that require understanding, respect, and acceptance.
A planned 7th grade health education curriculum addresses all dimensions of health in a way that results in students who possess the knowledge and skills living a healthy life. By providing a comprehensive middle school health education program, we facilitate optimum student learning. When young people are healthy, they can learn; when they are educated, they can stay healthy over the long term.
• Students will gain the knowledge and skills to remain healthy throughout their lives.
• Students will gain an appreciation for the lifelong benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
• Students will be motivated to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease and injury and reduce risky behaviors.