HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Pathfinder Regional Technical High School

Health Education

Grade 9 students will be scheduled for one trimester of health. Students will review pertinent health topics which influence the choices they make in the near future. The importance of educated decision making will be highlighted. The hazards of tobacco, drugs and alcohol will be reviewed. Nutrition and obesity will also be studied. The endocrine system, sexuality and childbirth will also be discussed. Abstinence and personal responsibility will be emphasized, and contraception will be reviewed. Open classroom discussion will be promoted, so therefore any health issue may also be briefly discussed. A variety of learning avenues will be utilized, such as reading from the text, class worksheets, homework assignments, projects, videos and slideshows

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FACULTY

Greg Southworth

Department Chair

Pathfinder provides a robust program of essential academic coursework to ensure students’ readiness upon graduation to pursue an array of career pathways, as well as prepare students to be successful, independent members of society. Beyond core offerings in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Pathfinder students may also elect accounting, health and wellness, and foreign language options. In addition to traditional college and career readiness driven academic courses, students may engage in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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