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Health Education

Comprehensive Health Education provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy throughout their lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to motivate students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health related risk behaviors.

The Maryland Health Education State Curriculum weaves the skills from the National Standards into seven content standards:

Mental and Emotional Health; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Personal and Consumer Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Safety and Injury Prevention; Nutrition and Fitnessand Disease Prevention and Control.

Students have a unit of Health Education in the elementary school taught by their classroom teacher.  In the middle and high schools a marking period/semester course is taught by the Health Education/Physical Education teacher respectively.

MSDE Health Education

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Contact Information

Dr. Wendy Zimmerman
Supervisor of Instruction; Secondary Science & Secondary Health Education, Science Grades 6-12; Health Education Grades 6-12; SMECO Science Teacher of the Year; School Health Council

301-475-5511 ext. 32216

Jason Hayes
Supervisor of Instruction; Elementary Science & Elementary Health Education
Science Grades K-5; Health Education Grades K-5; Robotics Program; SMECO Science Teacher of the Year; School Health Council

301-475-5511 ext. 32105

23160 Moakley Street, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650