Antelope Valley School District

Behavioral Science

HEALTHFUL LIVING 03094

Health credit – 1 year required
OPEN TO GRADE: 9
Prerequisite: None

Healthful Living, a general health class, is based on the philosophy that prevention, education, and the application of this information is essential to lifelong wellness. The course offers enriching experiences for the pupil to recognize the extensive techniques available to deal with such teenage experiences as low self-esteem, stress, peer pressure, substance use and abuse, teenage sexuality, and decision-making leading to constructive life goals. Additional health subjects, such as nutrition and eating disorders, diseases, personal relationships, human reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases, and child abuse, are taught with an emphasis on the practical aspects of adjusting healthfully to life experiences. Students are encouraged to discuss the various healthful living topics with their families. It is our intention that the values and morals of the family unit are strengthened as a result of this parent/child communication.

PSYCHOLOGY 03087

Elective credit
UC “a-g” elective credit
OPEN TO GRADES: 10-12
Prerequisite: None

A broad overview of human behavior and relationships. This course will look at how we relate to others; how our behavior influences and is influenced by others in our society. We will investigate the social environment in which we live on an interpersonal, peer group, family, community, national, and global level. Use of group work, outside reading and current event issues will make the course relevant to each student’s life.

PSYCHOLOGY AP 03089

Elective credit
UC “a-g” elective credit
OPEN TO GRADES: 11-12
Prerequisite: Psychology

The primary objective of this course is to give the students a detailed study of the behavior of organisms, of which man is but one. Students are encouraged to read extensively in one or more areas of interest. Emphasis is on group discussions, panel discussions, in depth research projects, and classroom activities.