The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education lay the foundation for what all students should know and be able to do to support a healthy, active lifestyle. In support of these standards, the New Jersey Department of Education continuously develops new resources to assist districts with the implementation of high-quality health and physical education programs. As such, and in response to inquiries about statutory requirements, state policies and regulations, and instructional resources in this content area, there is now available a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. This document provides local school districts with guidance to assist with the implementation of comprehensive standards-based health and family life education programs. The NJCCCS require that instruction include strategies for stressing abstinence, viable contraception options, and disease prevention. In addition, the standards require students to carefully compare and contrast risk reduction and risk elimination methods regarding sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. This resource may be accessed at http://www.nj.gov/njded/aps/cccs/chpe.To view the FAQ .pdf file, click here.
Last Modified on May 2, 2008