Kentucky - HE K-12 curriculum—MS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law requires middle school HE curriculum.

Kentucky Administrative Regulations 704 KAR 3:303. Required academic standards.

Section 1. Before graduating from a Kentucky public high school, a student shall meet the minimum content requirements established in the Kentucky Academic Standards.

Section 2. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The "Kentucky Academic Standards", June 2015, is incorporated by reference.


Kentucky Academic Standards for Middle School Health Education Aligned with National Health Education Standards

The National Health Education Standards (NHES) are provided by the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and have been aligned to the corresponding Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS).

The Kentucky Academic Standards are being provided with the codes that are aligned in the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS).

National Health Education Standards

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Kentucky Department of Education

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