• Welcome to Freshman Health 

    Contact Info: 

    Mr. Kevin Brophy - brophyk@mcvts.org (ext. 113)

    Mr. AJ Prentice - prenticea@mcvts.org (ext. 113)

    Mrs. Jessica Prentice - prenticej@mcvts.org (ext. 266)

    Course Description

    This marking period course is designed for Freshmen. Students will be able to make informed and educated decisions on sexual health, reproduction and sexual identity as evidenced through the use of tests, quizzes and cooperative activities. Students understanding of how life begins and how self-esteem and respect are essential characteristics to a healthy relationship will be demonstrated through using projects, including PowerPoint presentations and  internet use.


    Course Requirements: 

     1) Students must pass one marking period of Health each year to graduate. Students who do not pass, must go to summer school and successfully complete the class before the start of the next school year.

     2) Attendance is important. If Health class meets every other day, students are allowed unexcused absences. If class meets everyday, students are allowed unexcused absences. Please see Student Handbook for unexcused vs excused absences. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to contact the teacher for any makeup work. Students making up work will have the same amount of days equal to the time all other students had to complete the assignment. 

    3) Students are required to be on time and prepared (notebook, pen/pencil and daily worksheets). No food or drink (except plastic lid containers) is allowed in classroom. Use of phones or electronic devices will not be allowed in class unless being used for in class assignments. 

    4) Students are required to participate in classroom activities. Students will be required to work in groups and individually to complete various assignments throughout the marking period. When working together, each student will be held accountable for their contribution to the overall performance of the group. 

    5) Students will exhibit respect, not only to the teacher, but to fellow classmates, substitute teachers and to themselves.  

    6) The topics discussed in class will require everyone to act in a mature and responsible manner.

     7) Be respectful and thoughtful of others and treat the subject responsibly




    Topics to Be Covered, But Not Limited to:

    - Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

    - Sexually Transmitted Infections

    - Contraceptives

    - Sexual Orientation


    Criteria for Student Performance: 

    Students will be assessed using a variety of methods. These methods include:
    Teacher Observation
    Group Activities
    Group discussion

    **Grading Scale for Distance Learning**

    Assignments 80%

    Participation 20%


    Grading Scale

    Tests/Quizzes    -         35%                 
    Homework      -            10%                
    Class Participation -      25%                 
    Projects  -                    30%