• 9th Grade Course Description:

    Health is an integral part of the total education program of our district as it makes significant contributions to the emotional, mental, and social development of our students. The goal for health is to help students foster lifestyles that lead to wellness and encourage healthy living over a lifetime. The 9th grade health class will focus on the overall individual with concepts focusing on Social – Emotional Health, CPR and First Aid, and Nutrition during semester 1. Substance Abuse, Human Growth and Development, and Communicable Diseases during 2nd semester.

    Student Learning Goals:

    1. Evaluates the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical and social health and creates a plan to improve personal health.
    2. Describes ways to reduce or prevent injuries by examining the likelihood and potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
    3. Evaluates the effect of the environment, culture, genetics, family history, and other influences on personal, family, and community health.
    4. Describes how peers, personal values, and norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
    5. Demonstrates skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health for self and others.
    6. Demonstrates refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills to enhance and avoid or reduce health risks and resolve conflicts.
    7. Analyzes a personal health goal.
    8. Evaluates the potential short term and long term impact of alternatives when making health related decisions.

    Southview Grading Standards:

    A 100-93%
    A- 92-90%
    B+ 89-87%
    B 86-83%
    B- 82-80%
    C+ 79-77%
    C 76-73%
    C- 72-70%
    D + 69-67%
    D 66-63%
    D- 62-60%
    F Less than 60%


    Classroom Expectations:

    • Be respectful, responsible and safe.
    • Classroom norms will be developed together as a class.

    Assignment Expectations:

    • A student is expected to complete work with best quality.
    • A student who takes advantage of retake opportunities will be given the highest score that was earned between the two tasks.
    • The time limit for retaking/redoing these tests/assignments is two weeks. This is the student’s responsibility. After that two-week opportunity the task may not be redone.
    • Teachers will require students to complete remedial work/assignments before retaking/redoing tests.
    • Teachers may give a replacement assessment.
    • The last two weeks of each semester NO retakes can be taken.


    Extra Credit and Bonus Points


    To ensure that grades reflect progress toward and achievement of the standards, giving extra credit points or bonus points will not occur in this class.   


    Behavioral Expectations


    The work habits/behavior standards are for grades 6-12 courses in our district. These work habits/behavior standards will be reported throughout the semester and are as follows:

    • Organization and Readiness
    • Productivity and Accountability
    • Collaboration Skills

    We will be using the following performance levels:

    MS- Meets Standard

    PM- Partially Meets Standard

    DM- Does not meet standard

    NE- No Evidence

    These descriptors are intended for feedback and communication and do not impact a student’s GPA.


    Formative and Summative Assessment Definitions:


    • Formative Assessment: Formal and informal processes teachers and students use to gather evidence for the purpose of improving learning.


    • Summative Assessment:  Assessments that provide evidence of student achievement for the purpose of making a judgment about student competence or program effectiveness.