High Life Management Skills
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 segment / 16-18 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Adulthood is just a few years away. Are you ready? There are a lot of responsibilities you will assume as an adult, but the most important one is keeping yourself healthy in all aspects of your life. This means focusing on your wellness. Wellness is a multidimensional goal that incorporates many facets of your life including your social life, your professional life, and your emotional life. It is a conscious, deliberate commitment to achieving your personal best. In this course, you will learn about managing your own wellness through personal choices, relationships, decision making, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercise.
This course covers health curriculum, which emphasizes the benefits of abstinence and includes topics such as physical changes during puberty, contraception, family structure, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and AIDS. This course also includes lessons on suicide, mental health, dating violence, and human trafficking.
Course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13483
- Organize a time management plan that fits personal needs and daily life
- Design goals using effective strategies that will lead to success
- Create a plan to achieve a personal health goal
- Learn how mental, emotional, physical, and social health are interconnected
- Learn methods to reduce stress and anxiety, including the importance of sleep as a restorative technique
- Assess the risks of substance use and abuse and acquire information to help you make sounds decisions that prevent health risks
- Learn about human development, including physical changes to the body, preventing the transmission of disease and infection, and reducing risk from intimacy
- Assess refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
- Learn the characteristics of a healthy relationship and the prevention of dating abuse and violence
- Evaluate the impact of technology on personal and family health and methods to remain safe on the internet
- Compare how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors
- Investigate how healthy behaviors can affect individual health
- Evaluate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve health and reduce health risks
- Learn about the process of thoughtful decision-making in health-related situations
- Examine barriers that impact healthy decision making
- Analyze how family history can impact personal health
- Demonstrate strategies to prevent, manage, or resolve interpersonal conflicts without harming oneself and others
- Evaluate the relationship between access to health care and health status
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.