High School Health Education

Resources for Educators

Curriculum and policy information for those who teach health lessons.

What's Covered in High School Health Classes

SFUSD's Health Education curriculum is designed to meet the guidelines of the California Health Education Standards, the California Health Framework, and related laws and policies like the California Healthy Youth Act

In high school health classes, we focus on six content areas:

Skills: In addition to teaching the basic concepts about each of these topics, we are focusing on “skills-based health education,” where students actively practice real-life skills as a part of class. These are skills that we focus on:

​Healthy Literacy Model​

California students need to learn skills (i.e. the standards) to increase their Health Literacy , which has been defined by the World Health Organization as the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health.​

Eight Overarching Health Standards

Want to Teach Health in SFUSD?

We need Health Education teaches in our middle and high schools! 

To learn more about job openings in SFUSD, contact Teacher on Special Assignment Christopher Pepper at pepperc@sfusd.edu.

Curious about how to become a health teacher? Here's a great guide from CaliforniaHealthEducation.org. 

Contact Us

To learn more about Health Education in SFUSD high schools, contact Teacher on Special Assignment Christopher Pepper at pepperc@sfusd.edu.

This page was last updated on November 29, 2022