Health & Physical ϳԹ

Thank you for taking an interest in the wellness of Houston County’s youngest citizens.  The ϳԹ District supports healthy and active lifestyles for it's students through the implementation of a comprehensive Health and Physical ϳԹ program in line with the Governor’s GA SHAPE initiative (see details below).  The program fulfills compliance with State guidelines and provides opportunities for students to engage in fun and creative physical activities while at school.  Studies continue to show that increased physical activity and healthy living can improve academic performance leading to higher achievement.

Rules and Guidance



Health and Physical ϳԹ Standards



Body Awareness and Safety, Abuse Prevention and Reporting, and Sex ϳԹ


Curricula used:

Pre-K - 5th: Second Step Child Protection Unit (Ask your child's teacher for the parent code to establish an account for more detailed access to information)

4th-5th Girls: Puberty Instruction  

5th Boys: Puberty Instruction  

6th - 12th:            



GA Fitness Assessment-FitnessGram

The FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive fitness assessment for youth designed    to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility,      and body composition.

In compliance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-777 and GADOE Board Rule 160-4-2-.12, all students in grades 1-12 that are enrolled in a P.E. class, regardless of age, gender, or ability, will participate in the FITNESSGRAM assessment.  


Georgia Driver's License Information


Houston County students will take the GA required Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program ADAP when they take Health in high school.  Teens under the age of 18 are required by law to show proof that they have completed ADAP in order to obtain their Class D driver's license.  ϳԹs can obtain their ADAP certificates from the school office . 

Parents should also make provisions for their child to fulfill the requirements of which includes hours of supervised driving and driver education training. Houston County schools do not currently teach courses in driver training.  Parents may find a list of providers on the  



Contact Information

Administrative Assistant for Special Programs

Stephanie Dixon


Coordinator for Special Programs

Sharon Eddy