Georgia - HE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute; standard
Summary: 

State law requires high school HE curriculum.

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

(a) The local board of education shall develop and implement an accurate, comprehensive health and physicaleducation program that shall include information and concepts in the following areas.

    1. Alcohol and other drug use
    1. Disease prevention
    1. Environmental health

O.C.G.A. §20-2-142. Prescribed courses

(c) The State Board of Education shall prescribe a course of study in health and physical education for all grades and grade levels in the public schools and shall establish minimum time requirements and standards for its administration. The course shall include instruction concerning the impact of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use upon health. A manual setting out the details of such courses of study shall be prepared or approved by the State School Superintendent in cooperation with the Department of Public Health, the state board, and such expert advisers as they may choose. The Department of Education is directed to assemble or develop instructional resources and materials concerning alcohol and drug abuse, taking into consideration technological enhancements available for utilization of such instructional resources
<a href="http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx”>Source: Georgia General Assembly


O.C.G.A. §20-2-149.2. Awarding of high school diploma for completion of postsecondary programs; identification of critical needs fields of study

(a) A local board of education may award a high school diploma to a student enrolled in coursework pursuant to Code Section 20-2-161.3 who:

  • (1) Completes rigorous coursework at a postsecondary institution which meets the requirements in paragraph (7) of Code Section 20-3-519;
  • (2) Has completed at least the following state required ninth and tenth grade level high school courses: two English courses, two mathematics courses, two science courses, two social studies courses, and one health and physical education course; and any state required tests associated with any such courses;
    <a href="http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx”>Source: Georgia General Assembly

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia. 160-4-2-.01 THE QUALITY CORE CURRICULUM AND STUDENT COMPETENCIES.
[Repealed as of May 2018]

g) Health Education- knowledge, skills, and opportunities students need to make decisions that lead to an optimal level of well-being and healthful living.


Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

    1. Nutrition
    1. Personal health
    1. Sex education/AIDS education
    1. Safety
    1. Mental health
    1. Growth and development
    1. Consumer health
    1. Community health
    1. Health careers
    1. Family living
    1. Motor skills
    1. Physical fitness
    1. Lifetime sports
    1. Outdoor education
    1. Fitness assessment

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.48. High School Graduation Requirements for Students Enrolling in the Ninth Grade for the first time in the 2008-09 school year and subsequent years

  1. UNITS OF CREDIT

    • (iii) AREAS OF STUDY

    • (VI) Health and Physical Education* (1 Unit Required) 

  • Required Courses and/or Core Courses

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.48. High School Graduation Requirements for Students Enrolling in the Ninth Grade for the first time in the 2008-09 school year and subsequent years

(VI) Health and Physical Education: One unit of credit in health and physical education is required. Studentsshall combine one-half or one-third units of credit of Health (17.011), Health and Personal Fitness (36.051),or Advanced Personal Fitness (36.061) to satisfy this requirement. Three (3) units of credit in JROTC (JuniorReserve Officer Training Corps) may be used to satisfy this requirement under the following conditions: 1) JROTC courses must include Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Rule requirements in rule 160-4-2-.12 and 2) the local Board of Education must approve the use of ROTC courses to satisfy the one required unit in health and physical education.


Georgia Performance Standards for Health Education

The National and Georgia Standards for Health Education are designed to incorporate into a curricula the following six priority adolescent risk behaviors identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and other Drug Use, Injury and Violence (including Suicide), Tobacco Use, Poor Nutrition, Inadequate Physical Activity, and Risky Sexual Behavior. The standards also are designed to encompass a wide range of the following common content areas: Community Health, Consumer Health, Environmental Health, Family Life, Mental/Emotional Health, Injury Prevention/Safety, Nutrition, Personal Health, Prevention/Control of Disease, and Substance Use/Abuse. (Table 1 shows the relationship between the National Health Education Standards, Common Health Education Content Areas, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adolescent Risk Behaviors.)
<a href="http://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx”>Source: Georgia Department of Education

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