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High School (9-12): The high school wellness program places an emphasis on further developing the students’ ability to self-manage and communicate, access valid health information, analyze influences on decisions and behaviors and to advocate for oneself and others. Students are provided with learning opportunities and experiences, both in physical education and health classes that give students knowledge on how to set goals and make positive, healthy decisions. The wellness program is also enhanced by after school activities provided through clubs, interscholastic, intramural and the town’s parks and recreation programming. Students must complete one semester of health and physical education per year for a total of two (2) credits in order to graduate.



In high school physical education, students are given the opportunity to choose from a variety of physical activities and experiences that prompt student understanding, application, and assessment of individual performance. Learning experiences focus on the demonstration and application of developmentally mature forms of fitness and sport skills, concepts and strategies of how and why the body moves in various situations, engagement in vigorous activity, and fitness planning and responsible behavior for success in society beyond their school years. Student activities that are offered include:


In high school health education, the goal is for students to be able to do the following: evaluate and apply core concepts needed to stay healthy, identify information about products and services to stay healthy, analyze long-term planning to avoid or reduce health risks, demonstrate appropriate communication in various settings, and use the decision-making and goal-setting processes to enhance health beyond their school years.  Students engage in a variety of learning activities that promote individual understanding and application of essential health principles, support the development of writing and reading, and require critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify the impact of health on an individual and society.


Our High School Team: The Health and Physical Education team consists of high quality educators that are experts in the health and wellness field. They are committed to providing learning experiences to assist students in making responsible choices associated with living a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.

East Hartford High School:

Abair, Leigha (EHHS, 9th and 10th Grade)


Bell, Derek (EHHS, 9th and 10th Grade)


Bell, Ray (EHHS, 12th Grade)


Colossale, Joe (EHHS, 9th and 10th Grade)


Daly, Patti (EHHS, 11th Grade)


Martucci, Matt (EHHS, 11th and 12th Grade)


McDermott, Maureen (EHHS, 12th Grade)


Milton, Rick (EHHS, 9th and 11th Grade)


Verrastro, Brian (EHHS, 10th Grade)


CIBA High School:


Delaire, Keith (CIBA, 9th-12th Grade)

Rondinone, Matt (CIBA, 9th Grade)


Synergy Alternative High School:


Bocchichio, Dave (Synergy, 9th-12th Grade)



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