Promoting Student Health

Good health and academic success go hand in hand. Healthy children make better students, and better students become healthy, successful adults who are productive members of their communities. Comprehensive health education that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of health teaches students how to maintain and improve their health; prevent disease; reduce health-related risk behaviors; and develop health knowledge, attitudes, and skills that foster academic achievement, increase attendance rates, and improve behavior at school.

Durham High School students will study these areas of health education:

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Growth, Development, and Sexual Health

  • Injury Prevention and Safety

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

  • Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

  • Personal and Community Health

State Standards

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Click the link to view academic content standards for Health Education, adopted by the California State Board of Education: