K-12 Curriculum

  • Instructional Time Guidelines

    Elementary
    Instruction occurs during content time of science, social studies, physical education, and/or guidance. Published programs have been adopted and designated at certain grade levels.  Instructors of the content may be classroom teachers, counselors, and/or physical education teachers (or a combination of instructors).

    Secondary
    At the secondary level, students attend age-appropriate health and development classes. One trimester of personal development is required in grades 7 and 8 and one trimester of health is required in grade 9. Portions of the required content may be taught in Physical Education and Family and Consumer Science classes.

    Health Instruction

    Kindergarten

    Health instruction gives attention to experiences relating to life skills and human growth and development.

    Grades 1-8
    Health instruction includes personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; substance abuse and non-use, encompassing the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and poisions on the human body; human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, and interpersonal relationships; emotional and social health; health resources; and prevention and control of disease, and the characteristics of communicable diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

    Grade 9-12
    Health instruction includes personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; human growth and development; substance abuse and non-use; emotional and social health; health resources; and prevention and control of disease, including sexually transmitted diseases and acquired immune deficiency syndrome, current crucial health issues, human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, and interpersonal relationships.