Health Education Best Practices

Comprehensive Health Education

A comprehensive approach to health education includes physical, social-emotional and personal wellness as well as high-risk behavior prevention, which includes injury, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence, and bullying.

How does your district measure up?
  •  The Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards recommends that students in Pre-K to grade 2 receive a minimum of 40 hours and students in grades 3 to 12 receive a minimum of 80 hours of instruction in health education per academic year.
  •  Our health education staff is well-trained, utilizes experiential instructional strategies, and receives ongoing, current professional development.
  •  Our comprehensive health education curriculum is compliant with Colorado legislation, The Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990 and The Healthy Youth Act, HB07-1292, and is science-based, culturally relevant and sensitive, medically accurate, and fosters a positive self-concept.
“I am pleased with our district’s health curriculum. Based on sound principals and best practices in health education, I am confident our students are receiving the educational tools they need to make sound, life-changing decisions.”
David Hamilton, High School Principal
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