Unless your state requires it, you don’t have to teach Health every year of high school. Some states want Health to be a requirement for graduation, but colleges generally don’t care about it much. Some colleges want to see students who take health as a separate course, while others assume it is included in Physical Education (PE) classes. More often, colleges don’t mention it as a requirement at all.
I just chuck A Beka Health at Big Sis each year, and she whips right through it. It's pretty good, although it tends to be a little biased sometimes. For example, the authors frown on Christian rock. Oh well, such things are good opportunities to discuss what we believe.
Christy, have him do the Public Health badge also. If you sign up as the MBC, you'll have control over the depth of some of the "interesting" discussions. Mine loved the trip to the wastewater treatment plant, and the Public Health office was actually interesting.
funny. the things we think we HAVE to do. In Texas, of course, I don't have to do health. I have a SOS 6th grade Health program that I was going to have N buzz through. On second thought, now that I've read this, don't think I will. He is doing a personal fitness merit badge for BSA. That's enough for me.
Just yesterday I saw a new Teaching Company course that I thought was extra-cool! They have a new class called "Nutrition Made Clear" and it looks just GREAT! You could include that as well.
PERFECT timing, Lee! I've been looking to add in one more class for my 9th grade dd, and I've been asking for health recommendations. The only thing suggested has been Total Health, and it's all been positive. In my searching, I knew you'd used this successfully with your boys. I've put the idea on the back burner for the last week or so, but now I think the Lord is telling me to choose this. I appreciate the link!