Students receive health instruction and physical training as prescribed by the Board of Education and approved by the Board of Health.


Such health instruction

         incorporates standards that recognize the multiple dimensions of health by including mental health and the relationship of physical and mental health so as to enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behavior that promote health, well-being and human dignity, and

         may include an age-appropriate program of instruction on the safe use of and risks of abuse of prescription drugs that is consistent with curriculum guidelines developed by the Board of Education and approved by the Board of Health.


The Alleghany County Public school division provides a program of physical activity available to all students in grades kindergarten through five consisting of at least 20 minutes per day or an average of 100 minutes per week during the regular school year and available to all students in grades six through 12 with a goal of at least 150 minutes per week on average during the regular school year. Such program may include any combination of physical education classes, extracurricular athletics, recess or other programs and physical activities.



Adopted: April 15, 2019



Legal Refs.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, 22.1‑207, 22.1-253.13:1.

Cross Refs.: IC/ID School Year/School Day

IGAG Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

JHCA Physical Examinations of Students

JHCF Student Wellness

JO Student Records