Health/Critical Skills (Standard)

Credits: 1

This course readies freshmen academically and socially for the demands of life during high school and after. The course orients students to Academy traditions and prepares students for learning in the 21st century. Students are exposed to systems that develop independent learners and communicators.


The course has two components which revolve around personal choices and social obligations by including topics such as personal development, productive thinking, Choice Theory, communication skills, interpersonal awareness, substance education and stress control, mature decision-making regarding transitioning from childhood to adulthood, and community health issues. Also presented are learning styles and success strategies for today’s classroom. Students will gain adult CPR certification.


Open to Freshmen.