Health

In West Irondequoit, Health Education empowers students to examine their behaviors in order to develop health awareness, set personal health goals with a specific plan to reach them, and make responsible health decisions through the acquisition of health knowledge.  There are three New York State Learning Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences at Three Levels; Elementary, Intermediate and Commencement.

New York State Learning Standards

  • Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

  • Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

  • Standard 3 - Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

 

At the K-4 level Health Education is administered by the classroom teacher, through scheduled lessons with the School Counselor and during Physical Education.  Students in grades 5 and 6 receive instruction in Science, by the classroom teacher, through scheduled lessons with the School Counselor and during Physical Education.  Once students enter grades 7 through 12, they receive  credit for health by participating in required courses.

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