Anderson County School District Three Comprehensive Health Plan

Anderson County School District Three realizes the importance of healthy children in our schools. Our goal is to instill students that are cognizant of their health and how their behavior can promote healthy living. Through a Comprehensive Health Plan and lessons in health classes, our students will learn to recognize positive behaviors. We want students that make good and healthy decisions in our schools. Our plan addresses the state standards as noted on the SC State Standards for Comprehensive Health. We have outlined the key concepts that will be taught, and we have included a matrix with the topics that will be addressed in each grade along with the materials that will be used in each area. 

Because we believe that Comprehensive Health is so important to our students and community, we have many key individuals that help make up our plan. Our guidance department and counselors teach weekly lessons, our Physical Education teachers play an important role in facilitating Comprehensive Health in our elementary schools, and our teachers take initiatives to describe and ensure that our students are practicing healthy habits and are being taught healthy habits. Each school has its own individual activities that promote these topics that will be addressed in each section.

Standards for Comprehensive Health for all Grades

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. Standard1 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.”

Key Concepts that Must Be taught:

D Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
G Growth, Development, and Sexual Health and Responsibility
I Injury Prevention and Safety
M Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
N Nutrition and Physical Activity
P Personal and Community Health