Ms. Karin Lockwood
Health Education is fundamental to supporting and promoting lifelong wellness. The AES Health Education curriculum is designed to guide each student's developmentally-appropriate learning in the areas of physical, social and mental health and thereby the development of positive health/wellness. The AES Health Curriculum strives to empower students with critical thinking and communication skills, essential understandings, and the ability to make informed choices and responsible decisions for pursuing a safe, healthy and balanced lifestyle. We also believe that effective Health Education is a collaborative responsibility between home and school. The health courses in the Middle School are an important part of a broader, more comprehensive wellness initiative that is being created and implemented by people in various capacities across the school.
The program recognizes and appreciates the diversity of the school community. The need to respect others and their cultures is stressed. Students are encouraged to explore their own values, and the values of others, within the context of familial and cultural beliefs.