South Carolina - National HE Standards: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
standard
Summary: 

State law references National Health Education Standards as a guide for providing HE or includes a list of all National Health Education Standards without mentioning the standards by name.

South Carolina Standards for Health and Safety Education

This document was informed by and aligns to two central resources: South Carolina Academic Standards for Health and Safety Education, published in 2009 by the South Carolina Department of Education, and the revised National Health Education Standards (NHES), written by the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and published in 2007.


South Carolina Standards for Health and Safety Education

Academic Standards

The academic standards in this document describe what students should understand and be able to do. Each of the eight standards is demonstrated with performance indicators at each grade level. Standard 1 is the traditional content and knowledge standard, while Standards 2 through 8 have skill emphasis.

The academic standards set forth in this document were informed by and align to the National Health Academic Standards (NHES, 2007) and are as follows:

  • "Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.”
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