Health is a required single trimester course designed for students to explore and expand their understanding of health related topics. The course focuses on self-awareness to examine the connections between physical, mental, and social health, and the impact it has on their lives and others.
Students are encouraged to increase their self-awareness as they explore decision making, conflict resolution, stress management, physical health, mental/emotional health, social health, online safety, personal health habits, healthy relationships and the biology of sex. These topics are serious and often personal and require an increased level of maturity. The course provides the working knowledge for students to make healthy lifelong decisions but leaves the standard and expectation setting to the parents or guardians. Parents or guardians are encouraged to engage their students in discussion about the topics put forth in class. While this course is an elective, the pace and depth requires students to invest and engage in order to maximize their experience. Students work collaboratively in and out of class while developing strong personal discipline to complete their work.
More information will be provided at a virtual information session during the first week of May (students new to Parish will be contacted separately). Instructors will contact students with an exact date and time. Students are required to attend four of seven sessions. Classes require in-person attendance at the Midway campus.
Dates & Times
Course Attendance Requirements: 6 classes*
Required Intro Meetings: (please attend one*)
- May 31 – 4:00-5:30pm
- June 2 – 1:00-2:30pm
*New Parish students who are unable to attend one of the two intro meetings should contact Craig Savage or Matthew Day to make other arrangements.
Healthy Relationships (must attend one of two):
- June 6 – 1:00-2:30pm
- July 11 – 10:00-11:30am
Substance Abuse (must attend one of two):
- June 9 – 1:00-2:30pm
- July 14 – 10:00-11:30am
Workshops (must attend any three):
- June 3 – 10:00-11:30am
- June 20 – 10:00-11:30am
- June 23 – 10:00-11:30am
- June 27 – 10:00-11:30am
- July 21 – 10:00-11:30am
Final date for all Coursework – July 29th at midnight
**While there are a minimum of six classes required for credit, we encourage students to come to more sessions so that they can have dedicated work time and access to instructors.*