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Health Education

    Beginning in preschool, students in the Wallingford Public Schools take part in health education classes. Below, you will find information about this part of our curriculum.

    The Wallingford Public School Health education curriculum is based on national and state standards for health education. Those standards are:

    • Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention
    • Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services
    • Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors to reduce health risks
    • Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health
    • Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health
    • Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health
    • Use the goal-setting process to enhance health
    • Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health

    To read about the curriculum standards, click here.

    Number of Hours of Health Instruction Per Grade Level

    Grade

    Minutes per Class

    How often do classes meet?

    How long?

    How many hours per year?

    PreK - K

    35 minutes

    5 times per year

    *Health is taught by several different teachers so the times per year are approximate

    3 hours

    1 -5

    45 minutes

    8 times per year

    *Health is taught by several different teachers so the times per year are approximate

    6 hours

    6 - 8

    47 minutes

    18 times a quarter

    One quarter each year

    14.1 hours

    9 - 12

    84 minutes

    46 times a semester

    One semester in 10th grade

    64.4 hours


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