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Course Name:  Health Science II

# of Credit Hours:  1 Semester

 Room Number:  E10

 Teacher:  Mr. Weko

 Contact Information: 

Voice mail: 612 692-0894







Course Description/Purpose




Health Science II is designed to enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions for a lifetime. In Health II, students explore a broad range of topics that relate to one of the following priority health areas as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Nutrition, dietary practices and physical fitness
  • Prevention and reduction of tobacco use
  • Prevention of drug and alcohol use
  • Intentional and unintentional injuries
  • HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted infections
  • Unintentional pregnancies

Health Science II is the second course that is needed to fulfill the health requirement for graduation.



Course Goals/Learning Objectives














Through this course, students will be able to:

·         Analyze the role of the individual responsibility for enhancing personal health.

·         Develop strategies to improve or maintain personal, family, and community health.

·         Analyze how behavior can impact health maintenance and disease and prevention.

·         Analyze how cultural diversity enriches and challenges health behaviors.

·         Demonstrate skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and community.

·         Demonstrate the ability to utilize various strategies when making decisions related to health needs and risks.

·         Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices.   



Prerequisites/Technology Use




 Health Science I


Students will be asked from time to time to use computers, phones, etc. for class work and assignments.  Misuse by students such as using their computer or cell phone for recreation, outside class work, etc. without permission during class time will result in the consequences listed in the student handbook for electronic devices being followed.


Required Textbooks/Equipment:

Glencoe Electronic Textbook



Classroom Policies and Procedures


·         Be on time to class and have class materials (notebook, pen/pencil)

·         If absent, it is the student’s responsibility to make up all missed work.

·         Show respect for yourself and others by using appropriate behavior.

·         Respect the classroom environment – no food and no use of electronic devices without permission.

·         Turn in work on time.

·         To be excused from class you must show a pass.  No passes will be given the first or last ten minutes of class.

·         Come to class prepared to work, listen and learn.








·         Grades are based on an accumulation of points earned from assignments/assessments.

·         Assignments/Assessments will include:  Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Journaling, Homework, Classwork

·         District standard grading scale will be used.

·         Students will have the opportunity to become certified in CPR and First Aid.

·         Students may do four extra credit journal article reviews per quarter.  Other miscellaneous extra credit opportunities may be given throughout the semester



Student Code of Conduct


All students are expected to adhere to the Southwest High School and Minneapolis District Citywide Discipline Policy, designed to promote a safe and respectful learning environment. For more information about your rights and responsibilities consult your Southwest Student/Parent Handbook


Academic Integrity: Plagiarism/Consequences



It is expected that members of this class will observe strict policies of academic honesty and will be respectful of each other. Any instances in which cheating, including plagiarism and unauthorized use of copyrighted materials, computer accounts, or someone else’s work is determined, will be referred to Student Services and will be investigated to its full extent.

Consider providing a definition of plagiarism and examples if desired or referring students to page 10 of the Southwest Handbook