Department mission

Health education exists to develop health literacy in all students, while supporting cross-curricular learning, to assure academic success.


Students must be healthy to be able to learn and students must be educated to keep themselves healthy.


Through comprehensive health education, students have the opportunity to look at, evaluate, and develop their own personal values.


Our priorities are to provide planned instruction where students will:

Analyze and solve real-life health problems.
Work cooperatively on tasks that develop and enhance their conceptual understanding of health
Incorporate health-related knowledge into everyday behavior
Understand the aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development common to all people as well as those aspects that are unique to individuals
Continue the development of critical thinking skills, especially decision making

Explore the value of an education and its relationship to being healthy and productive adults