The mission of the Collier County Public School's Health Education Program is to help provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance life skills necessary to make sound decisions and take positive action for healthy living.
Our Health Education Program Learning Goals are taught at grade level:
- To align our curriculum, instruction and assessment in accordance with Florida Standards and Benchmarks
- To help students experience a positive mental/emotional development
- To help students develop positive communication, interpersonal and coping skills
- To help make students aware of responsible decision making
- To help students develop good nutrition and health habits
- To help students understand harmful situations
- To prepare our students for a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime
Collier County Public Schools adopted in 2009, Comprehensive Health Education (Board Policy 2417), in accordance with Florida Statutes, Florida Department of Education and through the Superintendent’s recommendation to the School Board. Our policy includes instruction on the statutory areas listed in the statute below, along with the addition of hands only CPR and AED instruction and skills practice for all students enrolled in Physical Education courses in grades 7-12.
The Comprehensive Health Education curriculum aligned with Florida Statute 1003.42 (n) is science-based, medically accurate and comprehensive education addressing the concepts of community health; consumer health; environmental health; family life, including an awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy; mental and emotional health; injury prevention and safety; internet safety; nutrition; personal health; prevention and control of disease; and substance use and abuse, including the true effects of all alcohol and narcotics upon the human body and mind. The health education curriculum for grades 7 through 12 includes a teen dating violence and abuse component that includes, but is not limited to, the definition of dating violence and abuse, the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior, the characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse and community resources available to victims of dating violence and abuse.
The curriculum shall also include information that includes education on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections/diseases, The health education curriculum materials shall at all times reflect current theory, knowledge and practice, and be scientific-based. The curriculum materials shall be available at each school site.
Any student whose parent makes a written request to the school principal shall be permitted to opt-out from the teaching of reproductive health and any disease including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development and treatment. A student so exempted may not be penalized by reason of that exemption and shall be given alternate assignments during this time.Curriculum and Instruction ContactPlease allow our department to help you in any way we can. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments and concerns.
Coordinator, K-12 Health and Physical Education
Collier County Public Schools