SHS Health Education

Health 9: Wellness                                         
Required   Semester    Grade:  9     A Level    Prerequisite:  None          
The Wellness course is a graduation requirement for all freshmen. Emphasis is placed on health-related skills of analyzing influences, interpersonal communication, and decision making. The core content includes: Mental/emotional health including anti-bullying, substance abuse prevention focusing on addiction and current drug trends, sexuality focusing on reproduction and contraception. 
Health 10: Healthy Living
Required   Semester    Grade 10     A Level     Prerequisite:  Health 9
The Healthy Living course is a graduation requirement for all sophomores.   Emphasis is placed on health-related skills of analyzing influences, goal setting, advocacy, and self-management.  The core content includes: CPR/AED and first aid training, nutrition including personal diet analysis and healthy choices, and anti-bullying.  
Health 11: Lifelong Health                                                                
Required   Semester    Grade: 11     A Level    Prerequisite:  Health 10                                       
The Lifelong Health course is a graduation requirement for all juniors.  Emphasis is placed on the health-related skills of accessing information, advocacy, interpersonal communication.  The core content includes: Lifestyle and infectious disease prevention, bullying prevention, and lifelong health skills. 

The Shrewsbury High School Comprehensive Health Curriculum...

Is designed to teach students the necessary health skills and functional knowledge needed to actively and intentionally take ownership of all aspects of their well-being and ultimately nurture optimal health. Through teaching health skills within the 8 dimensions of health (Social, Physical, Emotional & Mental, Intellectual, Financial, Occupational, Spiritual, and Environmental), students are able to learn about the interconnectedness of health. Here are afew examples:

*When we feel connected and that we belong our confidence and happiness levels boost, and we feel safe and secure (Social and Emotional Mental Health).

*Your meaning and purpose (Spiritual Health) connect to what you study (Intellectual Health), what career you choose (Occupational Health), how you spend your money (Financial Health), and who you spend time with (Social Health).

*Learning how to deal with social conflict (Social Health) is key to achieving work or school success (Occupational Health). Social friction is inevitable in the life, but when we develop strong social skills, we are better prepared to navigate these difficult situations and suceed.

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