Life Management Skills

  • The purpose of the Life Management Skills course is to produce health-literate students that make sound decisions and take positive actions for healthy and effective living. The course is wellness oriented and emphasizes responsible decision-making and planning for a healthy lifestyle. The content should include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Family life
    • Personal Health (wellness planning, decision-making, goal-setting, prevention of child abuse and neglect)
    • Internet Safety
    • Mental and Emotional Health (prevention of depression interpersonal, coping skills and suicide)
    • Nutrition (physical activity and wellness)
    • Substance Use and Abuse (tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and abuse)
    • Injury Prevention and Safety (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED), first aid for obstructed airway violence, gangs, and bullying)
    • Personal Health (human sexuality, including abstinence from sexual activity, and teen pregnancy prevention
    • Prevention and Control of Disease (including HIV/AIDS and other STIs)
    • Community and Consumer Health (resources and advocacy)
    • Teen Dating Violence (abuse prevention)

    During the course, Parent Notification Letters will be sent home outlining lessons that will be covered in your child's Health Education course.  Teachers have been specifically trained to teach sensitive topics and utilize research-based curriculum.  Parents are welcome to schedule a meeting with the Health Education teacher or the District Health & Physical Education Specialist to preview materials that will be utilized in each lesson.  Parents electing to opt their child out of lessons pertaining to HIV prevention and Sexual Health are asked to submit a letter to the principal of the school.  Any student that is opted out will be given alternate assignments to complete and location to attend during the lessons.