The Health & Wellness program is designed to inform, challenge, and support students in their ethical and personal decision making. Students grapple with complex health and moral issues and gain the skills and resources necessary to make informed and responsible choices for themselves.
Health & Wellness courses and workshops address topics such as mental health, stress management, sleep, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, conflict resolution, friendship, questions of identity, digital citizenship, communication skills, gender roles and gender fluidity, and body image. The curriculum is developed as a spiral, so that students touch on content repeatedly throughout their time at SA, but at different levels based on their age/development.
In the 9th and 10th grade years, students take a semester-long course designed to equip them with the knowledge and tools they will need to thrive in high school and into adulthood. 9th graders also receive mentorship from seniors who have been trained to be Health & Wellness Teaching Assistants.
11th and 12th grade students engage in Health & Wellness workshops throughout the year, with content focused on topics relevant to their social, emotional, and physical development.