In Health 9, students are challenged to consider the physical and emotional consequences of sexual activity using class activities, literature, and class discussions. Information concerning birth control and sexually transmitted diseases is presented to facilitate a thorough understanding of responsible sexual health choices.

Students are given the responsibility of a RealCare Baby® —a baby simulator that requires parental care. In addition to sexual health, students are challenged to consider the physical, emotional, and intellectual consequences of substance use, as well as identify risk factors for addiction. Information about the acute and chronic effects of specific drugs, alcohol, and tobacco is presented. Additional topics for class discussion include addiction, family relationships, legal considerations, and life goals


Jennifer Gernhard, Arts
Jennifer Gernhard
Culinary Arts and Health Education
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.