Nevada Department of EducationNevada Department of Education

    K-12 Health Education


    Health is an essential component of every students well-rounded educational experience. Health education in Nevada will provide students with the opportunities to learn critical knowledge, develop skills, and cultivate a mindset that enhances overall health and well-being.

    The 2020 Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) for Health were adopted by the State Board of Education in October of 2020. During the 2021-2022 school year, districts should begin aligning their curriculum to the new Health Standards. School districts are expected to fully implement the 2020 NVACS for Health beginning with 2022-2023 school year.
    The 2020 NVACS for Health characterize what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade or grade band.

    The standards provide the necessary concepts, practices, and skills students need to achieve personal wellness and academic success. Our mission is to develop the health literacy of all Nevada students so they can lead a healthy and productive lifestyle.