High School Health
This 1/2 unit course is a full-year course that meets every other day.  This course will improve students' understanding of basic health concepts and promotes the skills needed to take action in health promotion and disease prevention.
Characteristics of a Health-Literate Individual
  • Critical Thinker and Problem Solver
  • Responsible Productive Citizen
  • Self-Directed Learner
  • Effective Communicator

Unit of Study

Topics Covered

Understanding Health & Wellness

Your Total Health
What Affect Your Health?
Health Risks and Your Behavior
Promoting Health and Wellness
Building Health Skills
Making Responsible Decisions & Setting Goals

Achieving Mental and Emotional Health

Developing Your Self-Esteem
Developing Personal Identity and Character
Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways
Dealing with Anxiety and Depression
Mental Disorders
Suicide Prevention
Getting Help


The Importance of Nutrition
Healthy Food Guidelines
Nutrition Labels and Food Safety
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Lifelong Nutrition

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

The Role of Medicines
Using Medicines Wisely
Health Risks of Tobacco Use
Choosing to Live Tobacco-Free
Promoting a Smoke-Free Environment
Health Risks of Alcohol Use
Choosing to Live Alcohol-Free
The Impact of Alcohol Abuse
Health Risks of Drug Use
Marijuana, Inhalants, and Steroids
Psychoactive Drugs
Living Drug-Free

Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Preventing and Treating STIs
Family Planning

Communicable Diseases

Understanding Communicable Diseases
Common Communicable Diseases
Fighting Communicable Diseases
Emerging Diseases and Pandemics

Noncommunicable Diseases

Cardiovascular Disease
Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes, and Arthritis

My Lesson Presentations
Chapter 1-2 All Lessons
Chapter 5 All Lessons
Chapter 10 All Lessons
Chapter 11 All Lessons
Chapter 19 All Lessons
Chapter 20 All Lessons
Chapter 21 All Lessons
Chapter 22 All Lessons

Useful Links

Diet Review Assignment Link