Human Development

This course is designed to provide a developmentally appropriate framework for factual content and behavioral strategies to help adolescents navigate the physical, social and emotional aspects of their lives. Students learn the importance of staying socially, emotionally and physically healthy. Students learn how to evaluate social situations, which include peer pressure, decision-making and understanding themselves and others in relationships. Students learn to identify mental health issues within themselves and others, and are able to apply what they have learned so they can seek help in situations regarding mental health. This course is required for all ninth grade students. (Quarter, .25 credit)