The Middle School Health/Wellness program is designed to help students understand and value their physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being.
Health and Wellness classes are structured to meet the specific developmental needs of students. The activities examine and anticipate developmental stages in the life of the student and recognize the need for sound problem-solving skills. Self-understanding, individuality, tolerance, community building and communication are emphasized throughout the program.
The program encourages students to recognize that they are largely responsible for their own physical and emotional health and well-being. An informal setting with a structured format, the curriculum provides students with accurate, up-to-date information and research about health-related topics and skills necessary to make healthy choices throughout all aspects and stages of their lives. Some of these important issues are substance use and abuse, smoking, nutrition and body image, girls and the mass media, human sexuality, disease, adolescent development, friendships, peer pressure and decision-making.