• Brief Course Description:Health education is a continuum of learning experiences that enables students, as individuals and as members of society, to make informed decisions, modify behaviors, and change social conditions in ways that are health enhancing and increase health literacy. The health education standards signify the essential skills and knowledgethat all students need to become health literate. The health education standards represent a strong consensusof the essential knowledge and skills that students should know in grades nine through twelve in California’s publicschools. The focus in the health education standards is on teaching the skills that enable students to makehealthychoicesandavoidhigh-riskbehaviors.