Outline of the state of Georgia
State
Georgia
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Category
Health Education K-12 Curriculum—HS

Category
Health Education K-12 Curriculum—HS

State law requires high school HE curriculum.

GA BOE Rule 160-4-2-.12 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan.

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

  1. Alcohol and other drug use
  2. Disease prevention
  3. Environmental health
  4. Nutrition
  5. Personal health
  6. Sex education/AIDS education
  7. Safety
  8. Mental health
    1. Growth and development
  9. Consumer health
  10. Community health
  11. Health careers
  12. Family living
  13. Motor skills
    1. Physical fitness
  14. Lifetime sports
  15. Outdoor education
  16. Fitness assessment (c) Each school containing any grade 6-12 shall make available instruction in health and physical education.
Policy Type
Non-codified

GA BOE Rule 160-4-2-.30 High School Graduation Requirements.

(3) REQUIREMENTS. (iii) Core curriculum: General ( I ) REQUIRED AREAS OF STUDY (CARNEGIE UNITS) V . Health, Safety and Physical Education . . . . . (1)

Policy Type
Non-codified

Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 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
Policy Type
Regulation

Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 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 physical education program that shall include information and concepts in the following areas.

    1. Alcohol and other drug use
    1. Disease prevention
    1. Environmental health
Policy Type
Regulation

Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 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
Policy Type
Regulation

Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 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. Students shall 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.

Policy Type
Regulation

Georgia Performance Standard for Health Education

The Standard reflect what a health educated student should know and be able to do at each grade level K-12. The eight Georgia Performance Standard for Health Education with accompanying elements are provided for each grade level. The elements are provided to further define the knowledge and skills that are expected of students at the end of a lesson or unit of study.

Policy Type
Non-codified

Official Code of Georgia Annotated 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 Standard 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

Policy Type
Statute

Official Code of Georgia Annotated 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;
Policy Type
Statute