Healthwise (Health/First Aid/CPR)
Grades 8–12

Thursday 1:45–2:40
Friday 9:00–9:55
Teacher: Sophia Tripp
Class, Material, and Copy Cost: $290
Book: Handouts used for the first part of year. The American Red Cross book and American Red Cross Certification fee are INCLUDED in the material fee for second part of the year. DO NOT purchase these.

Elective Credit
No Prerequisite Required

Is your child interested in pursuing something in the medical or para-medical profession in the future and desires to get a taste of some of the skills needed? Do you have a middle or high school child who wants to work in your church nursery, babysit, or be a nanny but must be CPR and First Aid Certified before he or she may do so? If so, this might be the class you are looking for.

The first part of the year will be spent on investigating other portions of human health including: communicable diseases, drug and alcohol abuse, nutrition, eating disorders, exercise, fetal development, and general adolescent physical changes.

The second part of the year, students passing both skills and written tests will become American Red Cross certified for Lay Responder CPR/AED for Adults/Children/Infants and First Aid. This is basic certification, with a standard two-year expiration, allowing the students to be competent in lower level emergency care.

Starting with the 2017–18 school year, students in schools receiving state monies will be minimally required to have Hands-Only CPR and AED training prior to graduation. Even though that technically doesn’t include many home schoolers, the class more than covers those minimal standards.

Parents should know their child’s level of social maturity as to whether they are ready for this class.

There is a $50 material/copy fee included inthe cost of this class.