South Dakota Health Education Standards
are available for implementation. The Health Education Standards Revision Committee, comprised of K-12 and postsecondary educators, has been working on the project since summer of 2009. The committee reviewed the National Health Education Standards, which focus on teaching students how to become health literate by addressing the core concepts of nine different content areas. The committee recommended that South Dakota adopt the National Health Education Standards. The standards were approved by the Board of Education in September of 2010.
Freshmen beginning school in the fall of 2013 will be required to take one-half unit of health at any time in grades 6-12. School personnel can refer to the graduation requirements booklet
for additional information or contact Coordinated School Health at 605-773-6808.