Elementary Health Education

Health ED
  • Health Education

    The purpose of Health Education is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices with the overall goal of improving the quality of life, as well as describing the relationships between a healthy behavior, the environment, and personal health to prevent injuries and health problems.

    The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Accessing Information (family health, following rules, friends, trusted adults in school and community)
    • Internal and External Influences (warning labels and community helpers)
    • Interpersonal Communication (conflict resolution, verbal and non-verbal, reporting, active listening and refusal skills)
    • Decision Making (positive/negative healthy options and decisions)
    • Goal Setting (short and long term health targets, personal health and small groups)
    • Self Management (personal health choices)
    • Advocacy (positive promotion and modeling healthy choices)
     
    Elementary Scope & Sequence
     
    You can find more information on the Health Education curriculum by clicking on the following links below:
  • Elementary Health Education standards and benchmarks are infused in ELA, Science, and Physical Education. Students will receive the minimum required amount of instruction in health education, to include human sexuality, substance use prevention, HIV/AIDS, bullying prevention, and other topics as specified in 1003.42 and 1003.46 F.S.
     
    Standards and Benchmarks:
    Kindergarten               3rd Grade
    1st Grade                    4th Grade
    2nd Grade                   5th Grade
     
    Grade Hours:

    K-3rd 25 hours/year

    4th-5th 36 hours/years
     
    Any student whose parent presents a written request to the principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment. A student so exempted may not be penalized by reason of that exemption (1003.42(3) F.S.).
     
     Parents, for additional information, visit the Parents Page