The key to a healthy lifestyle is based on one's ability to make informed decisions each day. As adolescents gain independence, it is paramount that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to:
- Access reliable health information from a variety of sources.
- Arrive at independent solutions using a valid decision-making model.
- Comfortably communicate these decisions in social settings.
The Shaker Heights Health Education Curriculum is aligned to the National Health Education Standards and includes topics such as: effective communication and social skills, peer relationships and dating, sexuality, peer pressure, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception, stress management, depression and suicide prevention, causes of addictive behavior, nutrition, communicable disease, sleep and physical fitness.