K-12 Health

The Clark County School District’s health education program provides students with opportunities to recognize and accept personal responsibility for their health and well-being and the ability to value the connection between health, the community, and the world. Optimal physical, mental, social, and emotional development is essential for life-long health and learning. The K-12 standards-based health curriculum infuses life-long skills including communication, decision making, and goal setting. The program provides instruction in the following areas:

  • Personal Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Injury/Violence Prevention and Safety
  • Prevention/Control of Disease
  • Environmental/Consumer Health
  • Growth and Development

 

K-5 Health Education

The identified standards and supporting concepts, skills, and experiences are designed to enable students to develop positive habits and behaviors that will contribute to a lifetime of good health.

 

By the completion of fifth grade, students are expected to:

  • Evaluate and select actions which maintain and promote personal health.
  • Understand nutritional and physical activity practices which enhance health.
  • Develop awareness of substances which can harm the body.
  • Know essential injury prevention and safety practices.
  • Identify measures for preventing and controlling disease.
  • Recognize programs that promote and influence environmental and consumer health.
  • Describe basic structures and functions of body systems and stages of growth.*

 

*Students receive instruction on the human reproductive systems, related communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, and sexual responsibility within established guidelines.

Note: A signed parent/guardian permission slip for the Sex Education unit of instruction is required.

 

6-8 Health Education

The identified standards and supporting concepts, skills, and experiences are designed to enable students to focus on the mental, physical, social, emotional, and environmental aspects of human wellness. Students learn life-long skills including communication, decision making, and goal setting to enhance overall health and well-being.

 

By the completion of eighth grade, students are expected to:

  • Evaluate situations and apply the decision-making process in order to maintain and promote personal health.
  • Apply nutritional and physical activity practices which maintain and/or enhance health.
  • Explain the effects of harmful substances and identify strategies, preventative measures, and community agencies that can assist a person with substance use and abuse.
  • Practice essential injury prevention and safety practices.
  • Demonstrate measures for preventing and controlling disease.
  • Identify programs that promote and influence environmental and consumer health.
  • Understand basic structures and functions of body systems and puberty.*
  • Understand topics related to sex education.*

 

*Students receive instruction on the human reproductive systems, related communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, and sexual responsibility within established guidelines.

Note: A signed parent/guardian permission slip for the Sex Education unit of instruction is required.

 

9-12 Health Education

The identified standards and supporting concepts, skills, and experiences are designed to enable students understand the intricate relationships between the structural and physiological functions required for the mental, physical, social, and emotional wellness. Students will learn life-long skills including communication, decision-making, and goal setting to enhance overall health and well-being.

 

By the completion of twelfth grade, students are expected to:

  • Apply the decision-making process to health related situation in order to maintain and promote personal health.
  • Apply nutritional and physical activity practices within a personal plan which will maintain and/or enhance personal health.
  • Understand the physiological effects of harmful substances and identify strategies, preventative measures, and community agencies that can assist a person with substance use and abuse.
  • Demonstrate essential injury prevention and safety practices.
  • Evaluate practices for preventing and controlling disease.
  • Access programs that promote and influence environmental and consumer health.
  • Understand basic structures and functions of body systems.*
  • Understand topics related to sex education.*

 

*Students receive instruction on the human reproductive systems, related communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, and sexual responsibility within established guidelines.

Note: A signed parent/guardian permission slip for the Sex Education unit of instruction is required.

 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Director: Sheryl Colgan

Phone: (702) 799-2348

Fax: (702) 855-6179

 

Resources Site for Health Teachers