July 12 – Aug. 6: Online learning for credit recovery and first-time credit.
Health Education fulfills the Health Education graduation requirement and is based on the Missouri Health/Physical Education standards. Students are advised to take this course in 9th or 10th grade. Units include: structures of, functions of and relationships among human body systems; principles and practices of physical, mental, social, and emotional health (such as, but not limited to, personal health habits, nutrition, stress management); diseases and methods for prevention, treatment, and control; methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors, and avoid high-risk behaviors (such as violence, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use); consumer health issues (such as the effects of mass media and technologies on safety and health); and responses to emergency situations. Students receive 30 minutes of CPR instruction and training in the proper performance of first aid choking maneuvers.
Personal Fitness and Wellness
Personal Fitness and Wellness is the prerequisite for many courses in Physical Education and should be taken during the 9th grade year. This course focuses on wellness skills, physical fitness assessment, physical fitness activities, and cardio-respiratory activities that promote good health. Other topics covered include nutrition, stress management, consumer health, and goal setting. Additionally, students learn how to develop a personal wellness plan.
Art Fundamentals is the introductory course for students who have an interest or wish to pursue a career in visual arts. Inspired by observation and imagination, students express themselves through the themes of still life, landscape and portrait. They learn about and use drawing, painting, and sculpture to create two- and three-dimensional artworks. Students will analyze and critique artworks, discuss aesthetic issues, and understand how art is related to history and culture.
Personal Finance is designed to help students understand, manage, and create personal financial success. Students will learn about investment, banking, taxes, credit, savings, careers, and advertising. Students will build a winning resume and sharpen their interview skills as they prepare for life. The personal finance proficiency exam will be administered in accordance with state graduation requirements.