Mississippi - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards

Policy Type: 
regulation; standard

State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

Mississippi Contemporary Health (K-8) Curriculum


The 2012 Mississippi Contemporary Health (K-8) Framework promotes the development of health skills needed to improve quality of life. Based on the National Health Education Standards, the framework emphasizes the holistic dimensions of health education. It enables students to become health literate, self-directed learners, which establishes foundations for leading healthy and productive lives.

Contemporary Health (9-12)

Course Description

Contemporary Health (9-12) is a one-semester high school course (offering .5 Carnegie units of credit), which includes classroom and hands-on experiences that help students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for making health-promoting decisions, achieving health literacy, adopting health-enhancing behaviors, and promoting the health of others. In this course of study, emphasis is placed on personal, social, and mental health in today’s society.
Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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