Wellness is a semester course which will meet the health requirement needed
for graduation. This course is designed to complement and build upon the
middle school health course. Health and Wellness is designed to enable
our students to be responsible, respectful, informed and capable when
making decisions which would impact upon the well being of themselves
Wellness will investigate a range of human interactions. Areas to be explored
include making responsible decisions; communicating effectively; mental
& emotional health; building self-esteem; adolescence relationships &
responsibilities; the use, misuse & abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco;
human sexuality; families & family relationships, preventing abuse & violence;
and peer pressure.
human sexuality will include the physical, emotional and social systems
and their interaction regarding sexuality, advantages of postponing sexual
involvement and the risks of not doing so. Consistent with the Michigan
law, parents have the right to review the instructional materials in this
unit and should contact the course instructor if they wish to do so.
also have the right to remove their child from this portion of the class
without penalty to the student. The student will be given an alternative,
individual assignment to make the points for the unit. Parents should
contact the principal and teacher in writing to do so.
is placed on the acceptance of responsibility by each student. Each individual
must be responsible for his/her own health and behavior and must continually
search for ways to better understand health maintenance and human interactions.
& Wellness is a graduation requirement for Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Things to do to ensure a passing grade:
your material to class with you everyday
- Sit in
your assigned seat daily and remain there unless instructed to do otherwise.
using appropriate language.
when the teacher is talking.
devices of any kind (headphones, cell phones, iPods, etc.) are not to
be used or visible during class time.
in all class activities.
assignments in when due. Partial credit is given for late papers.
a positive attitude and a willingness to work with others.
- Be courteous
and attentive when guest speakers are in our classrooom.
to do to not earn a passing grade:
follow any of the above.