Why are the counselors strongly encouraging the students to take Health in 10th grade instead of later?

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Statistics show that students are engaging in increased usage and risky behaviors from 9th-12th grade. Our current high school health curriculum at Shenendehowa is delivered in junior and senior year. Health this late in a student’s high school career enables the subject matter to become reactive instead of proactive.  In addition, by taking health in 10th grade it will afford students the opportunity to take other classes of interest in 11th and 12th grades. 

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