Students are provided with opportunities to explore health-related problems to enable them to make effective decisions concerning their health and that of their family, friends, and community. The courses are designed to provide a broad range of health education topics. Emphasis is placed on those topics of greatest immediate importance to the high school student. Scientific discovery and recent progress in health sciences are examined as an approach to the solution of health problems.
The curriculum requirements:
Grade 9: Growth Development, Medicines, Contraception, Pregnancy and Childbirth and Relationships.
Grade 10: Drivers Safety, Drugs and Medicines, Communication, Decision Making and Leadership.
Grade 11: Growth and Development, Drugs and medicines, Communication, Decision making, Character Development and Sexuality and Relationships
Grade 12: Wellness, Personal Health, Growth and Development, Drugs and Medicines, Sexuality, Decision making and health services.
Students are provided physical education experiences which meet their needs and serve as a basis for future growth and effective decision making in the areas of wellness and fitness. The activities are divided by means of grade level. Freshmen year is devoted to Core Physical Education curriculum. The sophomore, junior and senior years focus on Elective Physical Education curriculum.
The core curriculum requirements for 9th grade:
Wellness Education: Fitness, Nutrition, Physiology, and Kinesiology
Recreation Education: Jump Rope, Badminton, Pickleball, Adventure Education I and Elementary School Games.
Sports Education: Basketball, Football Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Team Handball, Soccer and Floor Hockey
The elective curriculum choices for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade:
- Adventure Education
- Competitive Volleyball
- Elementary Games
- Flag Football
- Floor Hockey
- Power Walking
- Recreational Games
- Strength & Fitness
- Team Handball
- Ultimate Frisbee
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for:
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS
2.1 HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
All students will learn health promotion and disease prevention and health-related behaviors.
2.2 PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL, AND LIFE SKILLS
All students will learn health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills
2.3 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OTHER DRUGS
All students will learn the physical, mental, emotional, and social effects of the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
2.4 HUMAN SEXUALITY AND FAMILY LIFE
All students will learn the biological, social, cultural, and psychological aspects of human sexuality and family life.
All students will learn and apply movement concepts and skills that foster participation in physical activities throughout life.
All students will learn and apply health-related fitness concepts.
Supervisor of Arts, Health/PE, and Co-Curricular Activities
Watchung Hills Regional High School
108 Stirling Rd.
Warren, NJ 07059