• Dallas ISD Health Education

    The comprehensive health education pro­gram is an important part of the school curriculum in Dallas ISD. Starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school, it pro­vides an introduction to the human body and to factors that prevent illness and promote or damage social, emotional, mental and physical health.

     

    Elementary School Health Education

    • Part of required curriculum in grades K-5/6
    • Sufficient time and flexible learning arrangements for teaching and learning the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education
    • Health Education Content Standards are included in the school’s curriculum with the importance of nutrition, exercise, and prevention
    • Health Education is included in the Coordinated School Health Program grades K-5/6
    • Integration of health education content into other elementary school content and support areas such as health services and counseling services
    • Implementation of human growth and development curriculum for grades 4-5

     

    Middle School Health Education

    • Health Education is required curriculum and must be offered to ALL middle school students
    • Sufficient time and flexible learning arrangements for teaching and learning the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education
    • Health Education Content Standards are included in the school’s curriculum with the importance of nutrition, exercise, and prevention.
    • Integration of instruction for health education in middle schools is included in the Coordinated School Health Program with a focus on the importance of nutrition, exercise and prevention
    • Health Education standards will be integrated into the full year 6th grade physical education class
    • All students must enroll in one semester of Health Education in either 7th or 8th grade
    • The following requirements shall be implemented through the Health Education classes or another content area as designated by campus administration:
      • Sexual Health and Wellness Curriculum grades 6, 7 and 8
      • Health Education as a component of the district's Coordinated School Health Program
      • Hands Only CPR
    • Middle School Health Education does not count as High School graduation credit.

     

     High School Health Education

    • Students in grades 9-12 are required to complete one-half (.5) credit of Health Education for graduation
    • The only approved substitution is a full year of Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness if taken in High School, unless the student's parent/guardian provides written approval to opt-out of the Health Education class and select another elective
    • Sufficient time and flexible learning arrangements for teaching and learning the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education
    • Health Education Content Standards are included in the school’s curriculum with the importance of nutrition, exercise, and prevention
    • High School Health Education instruction is aligned with the Assessment of Course Performance (ACP)
    • The following requirements are implemented through the Heatlh Education classes:
      • Sexual Health and Wellness Curriculum
      • Health Education component of the district's Coordinated School Health Program
      • Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) Curriculum
      • Alcohol Awareness Curriculum
      • Hands Only CPR

     

    Contact information:

    Urban School Wellness Department
    April Hooper, K-12 Health Education and Prevention Specialist
    2909 N. Buckner Blvd., 4th Floor, Box 399
    Dallas, Texas 75228
    972-925-6790