Health Education

Health education programs in schools can contribute directly to a student’s ability to successfully adopt and practice behaviors that protect and promote health and avoid or reduce health risk.

Quality school health education taught by trained and certified health educators provides the best opportunity to promote positive health behavior among children and adolescents.

 K-12 Health Education Standards – Full Document
 Organization of Document
 Standards with Rationale and Performance Indicators
 Standard 1  Standard 2
 Standard 3  Standard 4
 Standard 5  Standard 6
 Standard 7  Standard 8
 Standards by Grade Span
 PK-2  3-5
 6-8  9-12
 Assessment  Glossary

Useful Links:

Good and Healthy South Dakota Schools
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)


Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453