Comprehensive Health Education at HCS

  • According to the South Carolina Comprehensive Health Education Act, Comprehensive health education focuses on maintaining, reinforcing, or enhancing the health, health-related skills, and health attitudes and practices of children, youth that are conductive to their good health, and that promotes wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention.  Comprehensive Health Education requires instructional unit with separate components addressing the following subjects: 

    • Reproductive health education
    • Family life education
    • Pregnancy prevention education
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Sexual abuse, assault, awareness, and prevention (Erin’s Law)

    Prescription opioid abuse prevention, with an emphasis on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between opioid abuse and addiction to other drugs, such as heroin. The following resources are used to implement our comprehensive health curriculum:

Comprehensive Health Curriculum