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Health and Life Skills

Grade 9
Health and life Skills


What your teen is learning

Your Grade 9 child will take charge in encouraging their friends, their community and your family to live a healthy lifestyle. They’ll look at laws in place about health and safety and whether they think changes should be made. Addictions and unhealthy relationships are studied more deeply. Your teen will look at their career goals too, learning that working as a volunteer could lead to a great job in the future! For more about Grade 9 Health and Life Skills, refer to the program of studies.

Human Sexuality Education
Schools are required to offer human sexuality education in Grade 4 to Grade 9. Parents have the right to exempt their child from this instruction. Schools will provide alternative learning experiences for those students who have been exempted from human sexuality instruction.


How your teen is assessed

Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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