In Pinellas County, high school students are required to enroll in the year-long course, HOPE (Health Opportunities through Physical Education).

    Hope is a course that integrates health concepts and skills with physical education concepts and skills. 

    The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Students will realize the full benefit of this course when it is taught with an integrated approach.

    In addition to the physical education content represented in the benchmarks, specific health education topics within this course include, but are not limited to:

    • Mental/Social Health
    • Physical Activity
    • Components of Physical Fitness
    • Nutrition and Wellness Planning
    • Diseases and Disorders
    • Health Advocacy
    • First Aid/CPR
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention
    • Human Sexuality including Abstinence and HIV
    • Internet Safety


HOPE Curriculum Timeline

  •  See what the HOPE Core course looks like for the year!  This Year at a Glance will show the units being taught, how long they are taught, and when teachers will be covering certain content!  Click on the link below to check it out! 


    HOPE Core Year at a Glance