High School Health Education

  • In CCPS, students may be enrolled in H.O.P.E. upon promotion to 8th grade through 12th grade in a variety of models.

    Virtual, blended, or traditional classroom models may be available.  Please visit our Collier Virtual (CVE) website to access the application for enrolling in HOPE, Personal Fitness, or Driver Education courses online with CCPS teachers. CVE Website

    H.O.P.E., also referred to as Health Orientation through Physical Education course, is the combination of health and physical education standards and benchmarks mastered over 2 semesters equaling a one-credit course. It is operated as a blended classroom and physical activity model. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to prepare students with the needed tools and life skills to help keep them healthy, make responsible health choices and enhance their overall health for a lifetime.  It also allows students an opportunity to try approximately 12 different activities (3 activity units per quarter) to learn basic skills, and develop an interest in not merely sports or recreational activities, but developing personal fitness. Activities may include, but are not limited to: team building games, volleyball, basketball, flag football, badminton, tennis, pickleball, softball, Frisbee games, health and skill-related fitness, personal goal-setting, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, recreational activities, orienteering, etc.


    Please click here to access the HOPE Benchmarks - CPALMS


    The following are the Units of Study for the Health Education portion of the course:


    Semester 1:

    • Unit 1: Components of Health, Wellness, and Personal Fitness (This unit overlaps in all PE areas and culminates in the MIDTERM)

    • Unit 2: Identifying Health Risks, Making Healthy Decisions, and Setting Goals 

    • Unit 3: Personality, Self-esteem, and Emotions

    • Unit 4: Stress Management and Coping Skills

    • Unit 5: Food, Nutrition, and Exercise

    • Unit 6: Harassment, Bullying, and Mental Illness - Suicide Awareness and Prevention 

    Semester 2:

    • Unit 7: First Aid, CPR, AED, and Responding to Emergencies

    • Unit 8: Accessing Valid and Reliable Health Information, Products, and Services
    • Unit 9: Communication, Relationships, Boundaries, and Teen Dating Violence 

    • Unit 10: Digital Awareness/Safety and Trafficking Prevention

    • Unit 11: Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Use, Misuse, Abuse, and Prevention 

    • Unit 12: Reproductive Health and Disease Education: Anatomy, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Abstinence, Contraception, Disease Education

    • Unit 13: Personal Fitness Planning (this unit includes FINAL EXAM)                              


    Grades 8-12 Reproductive Health and Disease Education Unit 



    Parent Notification / Opt-out Letter for Reproductive Health and Disease Education Lessons:


    Parental Opt-out Notification Letter - ENGLISH

    Parental Opt-out Notification Letter - SPANISH

    Parental Opt-out Notification Letter - CREOLE




    Other Health-related Courses Offered in CCPS:



     Please do not hesitate to reach out to Tracy Bowen, Coordinator for K-12 Health, Physical, and Driver Education with any questions using the contact information below.


    Tracy Bowen, M.Ed.
    Coordinator, K-12 Health and Physical Education and Driver Education

    Teaching and Learning
    Collier County Public Schools

    p: 239.377.3370 | f: 239.377.0167 | e: bowentr@collierschools.com
    5775 Osceola Trail – Naples, FL 34109