Carolyn Myers

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Learning and Credit Options: Virtual Scholars

School Year:


Course number: 1401OR1

Course title: Health 1

Subject: Health

Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Course Description:

Health 1 will cover personal health, mental and emotional health, nutrition, physical activity, violence, suicide, bullying and unintentional injury.

Health education prepares students to shape their behavior in health enhancing ways. The goal of this course is for students to become health literate (able to obtain, interpret, and evaluate basic health information and services) and develop the skills necessary to deal with life stresses and enhance the quality of their personal, family, and community life.

Prerequisites: N/A

Priority Standards and Final Proficiencies:

This course is a standards-based course. All students will be exposed to CCSS or Oregon state 9, 10, 11, 12 standards--below are the standards that mastery must be shown in order to earn credit.

Concepts: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

Accessing Information: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health promoting products and services.

Self-management: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

Analyzing Influences: Students will analyze the influences of culture, media, technology,
and other factors on health.

Interpersonal Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

Goal Setting: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal setting to enhance health.

Decision Making: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Advocacy: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Schedule of Units Covered:

Unit One:

-Intro to Personal Health
-The Balance of Health

-Family History and Genetics


-Lifestyle Factors

-Accessing Care

-Unintentional Injury and Care

Unit Two:

-Intro to Mental, Emotional, Social Health
-Self-Esteem and Self Concept
-Intro to Stress
-Stress Defense Mechanisms
-General Adaptation Syndrome
-Assertiveness and the Decision Making Process
-Peer Pressure and Conflict

Unit Three

-Intro to Nutrition/Physical Health

-Food Groups

-Nutrient Types

-Portion Size/Moderation

-Food Safety

-Phases of Workout

-Body Image and Media

-Performance Enhancers

Unit Four

-Intro to Violence, Suicide and Unintentional Injury
-School Violence
-Sexual Assault
-Domestic Violence
-Technology/Social Media
-Drug Influence on Violence

-Roots of Violence

-Strategies for Prevention

Academic Vocabulary

abstinence, abuse, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), action plan, active listening, addiction, advocacy, alcoholism, anabolic steroid, antibody, antioxidant, anxiety, assertive, atherosclerosis, atrophy, binge drinking, blood pressure, body composition, body mass index (BMI), caloric expenditure, carbohydrate, cardiovascular endurance, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, conflict resolution, contraception, coping strategy, dependence, depression, detoxification, diabetes, dietary supplement, distress, drug abuse, drug misuse, eating disorder, emotional abuse, emotions, endorphins, epidemic, eustress, FITT principle, flexibility, food intolerance, gender, gender role, harassment, health-related fitness, heredity, hierarchy of needs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hypertension, infertility, intensity, melanoma, metabolism, mood disorder, muscular endurance, muscular strength,non-communicable, nutrient dense food, nutrition, obesity, obsession, opportunistic infection, over-the-counter drug, overweight, passive, pathogen, personal fitness plan, personality disorder, physical fitness, prejudice, prescription drug, protein, rape culture, refusal skills, resting heart rate, risk behaviors, risk factors, saturated fat, sedentary lifestyle, self-actualization, self-esteem, sexual harassment, sexually transmitted infection (STI), sexuality, stress, stress response, stressor, t tolerance, trans fat, unsaturated fat, values, wellness,

District-Adopted Materials

Supplemental Resources

As needed

Differentiation/Accessibility Strategies and Support (TAG, ELL,SpEd, other):

Accommodations based on IEP and 504 will be adhered to with guidance from case manager. Case manager approval is required for a student to take a VS course.


Instruction and assessments are created and delivered with a mind to multiple learning styles; it is with active cognition that teachers build material for students who learn in many different ways.

Career-Related Learning Experiences


Essential Skills and Required Work Samples:

Being a standards-based course, work will need to be scored at “Successful” or higher in order to earn credit.

Assessment/Evaluation/Grading Policy

Students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, students must follow their course calendar and make progress in the course every week. Students are required to complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to:

  • Make regular progress (course calendar)
  • Maintain regular contact with teachers

When teachers, students, and families work together, students are successful.


This course is a standards-based course.

Course lessons and assessments are targeted to a specific set of CCSS/Oregon state standards. Students will be expected to score at the “Successful” level or higher in order to be marked proficient in each assessment. Students are expected to complete all assessments in the course.


If a student scores “Work In Progress” on an assessment, they will be able to revise and resubmit it for re-scoring.

Final grades in Virtual Scholars are determined using the VS Proficiency Matrix.

Behavioral Expectations:

PLAGIARISM is strictly monitored.


From the PPS Student Acceptable Use Guide:

Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were original to the student.

Students will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, the student should follow the expressed requirements. If the student is unsure whether or not they can use a work, they should request permission from the copyright owner.



Students will adhere to the regulations outlined in the PPS Student Acceptable Usage guide

Safety Issues and Requirements