BPS District Health Standards Book

Health Grade Levels

3-5 Grade Level


3-5 Grade Level (Band)

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Standard 1: Growth and Development

HTL-EL.s1 Understand concepts related to human growth and development, health promotion, disease prevention.
  • HTL-EL.s1.01: Describe the relationship between health behaviors and social, emotional, physical, and mental health.
  • HTL-EL.s1.02: Identify examples of social, emotional, physical, and mental health.
  • HTL-EL.s1.03: Describe ways in which a safe and healthy school and community environment can promote personal health.
  • HTL-EL.s1.04: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
  • HTL-EL.s1.05: Describe when it is important to seek health care.
  • HTL-EL.s1.06: Explain the stages of social, emotional, physical and mental growth and development in humans from infancy to late adulthood.
  • HTL-EL.s1.07: Define abstinence in relation to health behaviors.

Standard 2: Health Influences

HTL-EL.s2 Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s2.01: Describe how family influences personal health behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s2.02: Identify the influence of culture on health behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s2.03: Identify how peers can influence health behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s2.04: Describe how the school and community can support personal health practices and behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s2.05: Explain how media and technology influences personal health behaviors.

Standard 3: Access Health Information

HTL-EL.s3 Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, products and services.
  • HTL-EL.s3.01: Identify characteristics of valid health information, products, and services.
  • HTL-EL.s3.02: Locate resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.

Standard 4: Communication Skills

HTL-EL.s4 Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • HTL-EL.s4.01: Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health.
  • HTL-EL.s4.02: Demonstrate refusal skills that avoid or reduce health risks.
  • HTL-EL.s4.03: Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to manage or resolve conflict.
  • HTL-EL.s4.04: Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance personal health.

Standard 5: Decision Making

HTL-EL.s5 Demonstrate the ability to use decision making skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • HTL-EL.s5.01: Identify health-related situations that might require a thoughtful decision.
  • HTL-EL.s5.02: Analyze when assistance is needed when making a health-related decision.
  • HTL-EL.s5.03: List healthy options to health-related issues or problems.
  • HTL-EL.s5.04: Predict the potential outcomes of each option when making a health related decision.
  • HTL-EL.s5.05: Choose a healthy option when making a decision.
  • HTL-EL.s5.06: Describe the outcomes of a health-related decision.

Standard 6: Goal Setting

HTL-EL.s6 Demonstrate the ability to use goal setting skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce risks.
  • HTL-EL.s6.01: Set a personal health short-term goal and track progress toward its achievement.
  • HTL-EL.s6.02: Identify resources to assist in achieving a personal health goal. 

Standard 7: Health Practices

HTL-EL.s7 Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • HTL-EL.s7.01: Identify responsible personal health behaviors.
  • HTL-EL.s7.02: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
  • HTL-EL.s7.03: Demonstrate health behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8: Health Advocacy

HTL-EL.s8 Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
  • HTL-EL.s8.01: Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.
  • HTL-EL.s8.02: Encourage others to make positive health choices.