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