State law requires elementary HE curriculum.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-32-10. Definitions.
(1) "Comprehensive health education" means health education in a school setting that is planned and carried out with the purpose of maintaining, reinforcing, or enhancing the health, health-related skills, and health attitudes and practices of children and youth that are conducive to their good health and that promote wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention. It includes age-appropriate, sequential instruction in health either as part of existing courses or as a special course.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-32-30. Local school boards to implement comprehensive health education program; guidelines and restrictions.
(1) Beginning with the 1988-89 school year, for grades kindergarten through five, instruction in comprehensive health education must 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, and mental and emotional health. Sexually transmitted diseases as defined in the annual Department of Health and Environmental Control List of Reportable Diseases are to be excluded from instruction on the prevention and control of diseases and disorders. At the discretion of the local board, age-appropriate instruction in reproductive health may be included.
South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–231. Defined Program K–5
Instruction in the subject areas shall be scheduled for each student for a minimum of 1800 minutes or 30 hours per week including lunch, or the equivalent time on a yearly basis. The subjects shall include, but not be limited to: A. Subject Areas
- English/Language Arts [FN1]
- MathematicsScience [FN2]
- Social Studies [FN2]
- Health and Safety [FN3]
- Physical Education [FN4]
The South Carolina Department of Education's Ora; Health Curriculum Guides
Oral health supplemental curriculum resource guides endorsed by SC Healthy Schools for Kindergarten and 2nd grade