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The academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health. Health literacy is essential for preparing students to be healthy and productive members of our society.

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To prepare our students we must promote a skill-based learning model in which students will be able to develop, practice, and personalize the following essential health skills:

  • Comprehends concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
  • Analyze the influences of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors
  • Access valid information, products, and services to enhance health
  • Use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Use decision making skills to enhance health
  • Use goal-setting skills to enhance health
  • Practice health enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Advocate for personal, family, and community health

-Oregon Department of Education Health Standards (2016)

Health education is achieved through a partnership of all stakeholders: teachers, students, families, administrators, schools, and community.  The task of the Beaverton School District is to create a learning environment in which all students are valued for their diversity, fostered in their wellness development, challenged, and motivated to continue learning and leading a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifetime.

Comprehensive Health Education Guide

Exemption from Instruction (Opt-Out) & Materials Preview

Parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teachers.  As such, can choose to opt their students out of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.  Families considering this option may do so with or without previewing the materials.

Materials Review and Exemptions

Health Curriculum Documents