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New Hampshire
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Health Education K-12 Curriculum—MS

Category
Health Education K-12 Curriculum—MS

State law requires middle school HE curriculum.

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.26 Kindergarten - Grade 8 School Curriculum

(c) The local school board shall adopt, for each school, a local time schedule which specifies the distribution of instructional time among the following learning areas to be taught in grades 1-8 at all learning levels in the school:

  • (1) For the elementary grades 1-8, where no middle school has been established by vote of the local school board:

  • a.Ed 306.31, relative to an arts education;

  • b.Ed 306.37, relative to an English/language arts and reading program;

  • c.Ed 306.40, relative to a health education program;

  • d.Ed 306.41, relative to a physical education program;

  • e.Ed 306.42, relative to digital literacy program;

  • f.Ed 306.43, relative to a mathematics program;

  • g.Ed 306.45, relative to a science education; and

  • h.Ed 306.46, relative to a social studies program; and

  • (2) For middle school:

  • a.Ed 306.31, relative to an arts education;

  • b.Ed 306.37, relative to an English/language arts and reading program;

  • c.Ed 306.40, relative to a health education program;

  • d.Ed 306.41, relative to a physical education program;

  • e.Ed 306.38, relative to a family and consumer science education;

  • f.Ed 306.42, relative to digital literacy program;

  • g.Ed 306.43, relative to a mathematics program;

  • h.Ed 306.45, relative to a science education;

  • i.Ed 306.46, relative to a social studies program; and

  • j.Ed 306.47, relative to a technology and engineering education.

Policy Type
Regulation

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.40 Health Education Program

(a) Pursuant to Ed 306.26 and Ed 306.27, the local school board shall require that a school health education program for grades K-12 provides:

  • (1) Health education;

  • (2) School health services;

  • (3) Food and nutrition services;

  • (4) A comprehensive guidance and counseling program;

  • (5) Healthy school facilities; and

  • (6) Family and community partnerships.

Policy Type
Regulation

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.40 Health Education Program

(2) A planned K-12 curriculum in health education designed to teach the skills listed in (b)(1) above across the following content areas of health education:

  • a. Alcohol and other drug use prevention, in accordance with RSA 189:10;

  • b. Injury prevention;

  • c. Nutrition;

  • d. Physical activity;

  • e. Family life and comprehensive sexuality education, including instruction relative to abstinence and sexually transmitted infections in accordance with RSA 189:10;

  • f. Tobacco use prevention;

  • g. Mental health;

  • h. Personal and consumer health; and

  • i. Community and environmental health;

Policy Type
Regulation

New Hampshire Health Education Curriculum Guidelines

*Health Content Areas

Specific content/skill topic descriptors in each section are organized by content areas, which come from the CDC Adolescent Risk Behaviors and the Traditional Health Education content areas. The following nine areas are used as content organizers.

CONTENT AREA: AOD–Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: INJ–Injury Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: NUT–Nutrition; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: PA–Physical Activity; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: FLS–Family Life and Sexuality; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: TOB–Tobacco Use Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: MH–Mental Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area

CONTENT AREA: PCH–Personal and Consumer Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area

CONTENT AREA: CEH–Community and Environmental Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area

Policy Type
Standard

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 189:10 Studies

The school board shall ensure that health education and physical education are taught to pupils as part of the basic curriculum. The school board shall ensure that all studies prescribed by the state board of education are thoroughly taught, especially physiology, hygiene, and health and physical education as they relate to the effects of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse as established in the definition of “abused child” under RSA 169-C:3, II, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and sexually transmitted diseases on the human system.

Policy Type
Statute

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 193-E:2-a Substantive Educational Content of an Adequate Education

I. Beginning in the school year 2008-2009, the specific criteria and substantive educational program that deliver the opportunity for an adequate education shall be defined and identified as the school approval Standard in the following areas:

  • (a) English/language arts and reading.

  • (b) Mathematics.

  • (c) Science.

  • (d) Social studies.

  • (e) Arts education.

  • (f) World languages.

  • (g) Health education, including a policy for violations of RSA 126-K:8, I(a).

  • (h) Physical education.

  • (i) Engineering and technologies.

  • (j) Computer science and digital literacy.

Policy Type
Statute