Health education seeks to provide a learning climate which fosters personal growth with an exploration and understanding of current health related topics as they apply to the student's total well being. A forum which provides for open discussion on personal topics will be provided. State mandated objectives for the course will also be met.
ADVANCED HEALTH — 1/2 Unit of Credit Junior, Senior
This is a special one semester course in which the curriculum and methodology both challenge and enhance student awareness, prevention and strategies in the area of health promotion. Program emphasis is placed on increasing the students’ use of research, statistical analysis, and evaluation of the most current health issues. Topics include Environmental Health, Consumer Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Human Growth and Development, etc. Service learning is an important component of the course. This class provides students the tools to articulate micro and macro solutions and prevention to health issues enabling students to live a healthy lifestyle. This course may only be taken once.
BASIC HEALTH — 1?2 Unit of credit (Offered in 2011-2012) Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Prerequisite: Instructional Director recommendation
For qualified students, this course explores health-related issues currently facing youth today. Such topics include first aid and safety, stress and mental health, nutrition and wellness, communicable and non-communicable diseases, substance use and abuse, body systems, human reproduction, birth, growth development and aging. This course is taught in a structured environment with lectures, discussions and video geared to the student's appropriate ability level. Tests and quizzes will be given throughout the semester and students will complete a computerbased research project. Individual differences and specific student needs will be addressed.
HEALTH – 1/2 Unit of Credit Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Health is a state-mandated, required course for graduation. Course expectations are comparable to levels of study in other core academic classes. Health Education today is considered to be a health science class that explores health-related issues currently facing youth today. Units of study include a comprehensive understanding of all dimensions of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, and social). Topics addressed are current even issues as well as long-standing concerns to our overall levels of wellness. Emphasis is placed on personal ownership of one’s health and choices in ever dimension of wellness. Assessments will be given throughout the semester with a cumulative final exam at the end of the semester .
HEALTH and WELLNESS FOR LIFE — 1 Unit of credit Freshmen
This full-year health education course not only meets the state’s requirement for health credit but also provides a unique opportunity for freshmen students to integrate into the LFHS community. In-depth topics include all dimensions of health: physical, mental, emotional and social. The class’s proactive approach also includes executive functioning skills, orientation to building resources, and social-emotional and leadership skill-building. Interactions with counselors, social workers, and deans allow students to interact with the adults who will work with them for all four years of high school. Upperclassmen mentors are integral to the class, providing leadership and transition support. Health and Wellness for Life directly supports the Board of Education’s goal to “integrate into the culture, curriculum, and activities of Lake Forest High School a broad system of support for students to maximize personal growth, character development and well-being.”