A planned, sequential PK-12 school health education program addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health and enables children and youth to establish and practice health-enhancing behaviors over a lifetime and become healthy and productive citizens. An effective health education curriculum is designed to motivate children and youth to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, reduce health-related risk behaviors and develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices. School health education is one component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach and must be delivered by appropriately certified teachers.
Related CSDE Webpages
- Comprehensive Health Services and Sexual Health Services
- Curriculum Development Resources (Documents/Forms Section)
- Exemplary Sexual Health Education
- Healthy School Communities for Successful Students Partnership
- Safe and Supportive Environments
- Teacher Evaluation Resources (Related Resources Section)