Health Education provides students with the knowledge
and skills they need to maintain health and wellness throughout their
lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to
motivate students to improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or
reduce health related risk behaviors. All teaching and learning is
focused on student achievement of learning standards (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards). Health literate youth have the ability to maintain and
enhance personal health and fitness, create safe environments, and
manage personal and community resources. Health education provides real
life learning experiences with personal applications of scientifically
research-based health knowledge and skills in relevant situations.
Health Education creates opportunities and experiences that engage and
challenge young people to assess, explore, and question their health,
while personalizing, adapting and evaluating their learning.