New York - HE K-12 curriculum—MS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires middle school HE curriculum.

8 CRR-NY 135.2

(a) All schools under the jurisdiction of the State Education Department shall provide a program of health, physical education and recreation in an environment conducive to healthful living. This program shall include:

  • (1) health and safety education;
  • (2) physical education, including athletics; and
  • (3) recreation.

8 CRR-NY 135.3

(a) Provision for health education.
It shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education to provide a satisfactory program in health education in accordance with the needs of pupils in all grades. This program shall include, but shall not be limited to, instruction concerning the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.


8 CRR-NY 135.3

(1) ...Health education shall be required for all pupils in the junior and senior high school grades and shall be taught by teachers holding a certificate to teach health.


8 CRR-NY 100.4

(1) Required subjects. During grades one through four, all students shall receive instruction that is designed to facilitate their attainment of the State elementary learning standards in:

  • (viii) health education, physical education and family and consumer sciences;
    • (a) Instruction in health education shall be pursuant to section 135.3(b) of this Title.
    • (b) Instruction in physical education shall be pursuant to section 135.4(c)(2)(i) of this Title.

8 CRR-NY 100.4

(1) Except as otherwise provided herein, all students shall be provided instruction designed to enable them to achieve, by the end of grade 8, State intermediate learning standards through:

  • (vii) physical education, as required by section 135.4(c)(2)(ii) of this Title;
  • (viii) health education, one half unit of study, as required by section 135.3(c) of this Title;
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