Health education helps students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need for making health-promoting decisions, achieving health literacy, adopting health-enhancing behaviors, and promoting the health of others. Comprehensive school health education includes curricula and instruction that address a variety of topics such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, healthy eating/nutrition, mental and emotional health, personal health and wellness, physical activity, safety and injury prevention, sexual health, and violence prevention.
Health Connected offers a two-week-long sex education curriculum in SUHSD schools.
SUHSD has been a leader in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) education. The District piloted a one-of-a-kind cutting-edge Neuroscience of Addiction (NOA) curriculum with over 1,500 9th grade Life Skills classes in 2017. Next year the NOA curriculum will be expanded to all 9th grade Life Skills classes across the District.