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Health Education: Secondary Grades
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Health Education at the secondary level is guided by the Health, Wellness, and Physical Education Benchmarks: Grades 6-12. These can be found on our Curriculum Benchmarks page. This page provides additional materials related to two curriculum projects that are used in helping students meet the benchmarks.

The documents on this page that are in PDF format can be opened and printed using the free Adobe Reader software.

We also urge all parents and guardians of middle and high school students to visit our Youth Risk web page where the materials available for download include the Red Flags and Resources guide for parents and teens.


Project Alert (Grades 6-8)
Project Alert is a substance abuse prevention curriculum for middle school students. For more information, see the Project Alert web site.

Second Step (Grades 6-8)
Second Step is a violence-prevention curriculum used in the middle school grades. It is designed to reduce impulsive and aggressive behavior in students by increasing their social competency skills. For more information see the Committee for Children's Second Step web pages.

Health Promotion Wave (Grades K-12)
Health Promotion Wave (HPW) is an interactive, skill-based, curriculum that follows CDC guidelines, is research based, and has been proven to be effective at changing the attitudes and behaviors of students participating in the program. For more information, see the Health Promotion Wave web site.