South Carolina - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (HS): Curricula

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

State law addresses safety and injury.

South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 59-32-30.

(7) At least one time during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which must include, but not be limited to, hands-only CPR and must include awareness in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).


South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–234. Defined Program, Grades 9–12 and Graduation Requirements.

  1. Health education: Schools must have a program of instruction in comprehensive health education. (For specific requirements regarding health education, see Reg. 43-238, Health Education Requirement.)

At least one time during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which must include, but not be limited to, hands-only CPR and must include awareness in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) except that virtual schools may administer the instruction virtually and are exempt from any in-person instructional requirements.


South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–234. Defined Program, Grades 9–12 and Graduation Requirements

At least one time during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which must include, but not be limited to, hands-only CPR and must include awareness in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) except that virtual schools may administer the instruction virtually and are exempt from any in-person instructional requirements.


South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–238. Health Education Requirements

The Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) Act of 1988 (59–32–5) requires that public school health instruction be planned, age-appropriate, and sequential. The CHE Act further requires that, at least one time during the four years of grades 9–12, each student shall receive a program of instruction in comprehensive health education to include the following subjects:

  • community health
  • consumer health
  • environmental health
  • growth and development
  • nutritional health
  • personal health
  • prevention and control of diseases and disorders
  • safety and accident prevention
  • substance use and abuse
  • dental health
  • mental and emotional health
  • reproductive health**
  • pregnancy prevention**
  • sexually transmitted diseases** ***
  • family life (option in grades 9–12)

** a minimum of 750 minutes of instruction is required for these three together.
*** Instruction in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) includes AIDS education and must be taught within the reproductive health, family life, or pregnancy prevention education components or it must be presented as a separate component (59–32–30(E)).


South Carolina Standards for Health and Safety Education

Abbreviation Key Concept
D Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
G Growth, Development, and Sexual Health and Responsibility
I Injury Prevention and Safety
M Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
N Nutrition and Physical Activity
P Personal and Community Health

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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