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Course Description


The curriculum at MIT Academy is centered around a Project Based Learning and Technology Infused curriculum. Health education provides a means to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and good decision making. The goals of this course are to introduce and explain the concepts of wellness; provide current information on health issues; assist the student in developing a balanced lifestyle through understanding of the inter-relatedness of the physical, mental and emotional realms in making a healthy individual; provide an opportunity for students to examine and evaluate their personal relationships; and provide opportunities for the development of decision-making and critical-thinking skills.


Course Objectives


A primary objective of the health education standards is to improve academic achievement and health literacy for all students in California. Four characteristics are identified as essential to health literacy. Health-literate individuals are:


  • Critical thinkers and problem solvers when confronting heath problems and issues.

  • Self-directed learners who have the competence to use basic health information and services in health-enhancing ways.

  • Effective communicators who organize and convey beliefs, ideas and information about health issues.

  • Responsible and productive citizens who help ensure that their community is kept healthy, safe and secure.

Expectations For the Students-

The Six “P’s”

1.     Be prepared – have everything that you need when you need it

2.     Be productive – participate in class discussions/activities and do your work 

3.     Be positive – have a good attitude and keep negative comments to yourself

4.     Be punctual – be seated quietly in your seat when the bell rings

5.     Be polite - follow directions respectfully and clean up after yourself

6.     Be persistent – don’t give up! Challenge yourself to master the rigorous curriculum


Attendance Policy


Daily attendance is expected and crucial to your success in this class. Be seated and ready to learn when the bell rings.


Although I speak fluent Spanish, I will teach the class in English.  I encourage students who speak Spanish at home to ask for translations in Spanish when needed.S


Submitting Assignments, Late Work Assignments, Make Up Work


Assignments must be turned in on time.  If it is late, you will not receive full credit.


Assignments must be neat and easy to read. If I struggle to read it, you may be asked to redo it.


Assignments must be labeled correctly. If it is not labeled correctly, you will not receive full credit.


Assignments must be your own work. If it is not your own work, you receive 0 points and will be referred to student services.


Late work demonstrates lack of preparation and attention to priorities on the part of students. Students cannot expect to receive the same quality of feedback from the teacher on late work. There are academic consequences for students who submit late work. Plan ahead accordingly and be prepared.


It is the student’s responsibility to ask a classmate what they missed if they were absent and to ask the teacher for certain assignments. If a student misses an exam, it is their responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher to make up the exam in a reasonable amount of time.


By MIT policy, all work MUST be completed. You will not receive credit for assignments not completed by the end of the semester. In its role as an academic preparatory institution, MIT expects students to complete all their work. Students who are unwilling to make this commitment should consider whether MIT is the best place for their education.


Note that ALL work is required to be turned in. Late work will be subject to a 50% penalty.



We will be viewing various films that are appropriate to the content we are covering at any given time. Movie ratings will range from G-1PG13 and will also include some unrated documentaries. Any movie that is shown in class is necessary to create deeper understanding of the curriculum. As such, permission forms will not be sent home for individual movies. A parent/guardian signature at the end of this syllabus will act as acknowledgement of and approval for the movies shown in class.


Assessment Methods d Grading

Students will be graded on:

  • Daily attendance and participation

  • Writing Assignments

  • Reading Assignments

  • Student Projects

  • Assessments

Assignments will be calculated by total points earned, not weighted scores.



Please note that curriculum and syllabus are subject to change at any time.

Acknowledgement: This syllabus was created by Stephenie Hollyman using much of the text from the 2013 Summer Health Session syllabus of Ms. Gonzalez. 


Parent and Student Consent Form



Course: Health          Teacher: Ms. Hollyman


I have read the course syllabus and share its contents with my parents. Furthermore, I am aware of the grading policy that will form the basis of my evaluation and how my grade will be computed. I am required to maintain a binder containing all notes, classwork, homework and assignments.   


I have read the expectations and I am aware of what is expected of me to successfully complete this course class during the summer session of 2014.


*Student Name (Printed)_________________________________________________


*Student Signature_____________________________________________________










Parental support is requested to make sure that all assignments are completed and turned in on time. Parents are also asked to sign below, indicating that they have read this sheet and the course syllabus.

I have read the expectations and I am aware of what is expected of my child to successfully complete this course.



*Parent/Guardian Name        (Printed)____________________________________________________________



* Parent/Guardian Signature__________________________________________



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