Health Education is a required course designed for ninth grade students. This course provides students with instruction in Health Education according to the Vermont Comprehensive Health Education Program. It is designed to meet the developing needs of students in accordance with their stages of physical, mental, and social development as well as promote healthy choices. Health Education addresses current issues through units on Nutrition, CPR/First Aid, Tobacco Awareness, Suicide Prevention, Abuse, Drug/Alcohol, Human Sexuality, HIV Education, and healthy relationships/decision making. An emphasis is placed on activities designed to build a positive self-image including health decision making skills, coping strategies, value clarification, and assertive and refusal training skills.