Health Mini-Courses

For St. Luke’s rising 9th-11th graders.

Several of the required Health Mini-Courses are offered during the summer. These mini-courses will be available during the school year, too. The summer session gives the option of completing these courses before the start of school.

Please note: Eligible students may enroll in one or more of these Health Mini-Courses. 

Please contact Summer Program Director Hunter Martin with questions about the summer mini-courses. Any questions about the overall Health and Wellness graduation requirement should be directed to Director of Studies Jim Yavenditti.

Courses available:

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  • CPR

    Session 1: June 21-24, 2021
    Session 2: June 28-July 1, 2021
    10:00 - 11:00am 
    Grades: 9th-12th
    On-campus

    COST: $150
    Space is limited.
    The SLS CPR mini-course will certify students through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and First Aid. The primary purpose of the program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The program teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This course will be 4 sessions long and students will receive a certification good for 2 years. The cost of the course includes the certification fee. This course will satisfy the graduation requirement for students in the Class of 2025, but is open to all St. Luke’s Upper Schoolers who are interested in CPR training and certification.
  • Drugs and Alcohol

    August 2-6, 2021
    10:30-11:30am
    Grades: 10th-11th
    On-campus

    COST: $150
    Space is limited.
    This mini-course provides students with critical information about the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, including over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs. Students will be afforded the opportunity to explore six specific drug categories: alcohol; club drugs; hallucinogens; marijuana/vaping; stimulants and opioids; prescription and over-the-counter drugs. While many prescription medications can be abused or misused, these three classes are most commonly abused: opioids, CNS depressants, and stimulants. Students will learn the effects and street names for each drug category, and they also will discuss statistics and trends. There will be an emphasis on the process and consequences of decision-making and the influences of peer pressure. Topics will be presented through class discussions, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and activities.
  • Human Sexuality

    August 2-6, 2021
    9:00-10:00am
    Grades: 10th-11th
    On-campus

    COST: $150
    Space is limited.
    This mini-course focuses on human sexuality, taking a fact-based approach to sharing information that is important for student wellness. Through lecture, class discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom activities, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a healthy conversation around a multitude of areas, including sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS education, and gender and sexuality. The emphasis of this mini-course is student awareness.







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