The Health Credit Option allows PPS students to earn one full HEALTH credit. Students need to pass the PPS Health Exam with a minimum of 80% and then complete a portfolio of work within 3 months of taking the test. Retakes are not an option.
Contact the Learning & Credit Options/Virtual Scholars Office (LCO/VS) at 503-916-6120. Click here for registration form
Enrollment Window: September 1 through March 1.
PPS students $35.00
Free/Reduced Meal Eligible Students $15.00
Student will receive PASS or NO PASS only. No letter grades will be given. A "NO PASS" is not recorded on the student's transcript. Student will earn 1.0 Health credit for passing the Health CBE Exam/Portfolio.
Diane Berthoin-Hernandez, LCO/VS Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-916-6120, or x71730
Marissa Thompson, email@example.com, 503-916-6120, x71732
Health CBE Requirements:
Step 1: Pass Exam with 80% or higher (One opportunity to earn a passing score)
Step 2: Pass Portfolio with scores of “Successful" or "Accomplished” on each portfolio task. (Revisions are permitted)
Step 3: Pass Final Discussion Based Assessment with a score of “Successful" or "Accomplished”
Health CBE Process:
Step 1: Contact Administrator of Learning and Credit Options to discuss request to take the Health Credit By Exam. Call 503-916-6120 to set up an hone conference to discuss options.
Step 2: Register for Health CBE. Set appt to visit LCO Office and pay fee. (Enrollment window September 1-March 1)
Step 3: Access online textbook and study for Exam
Step 4: After receiving a passing score (80% or above), meet with CBE Health Teacher to discuss portfolio and get log-in information.
Step 5: Within 3 months, complete and upload the portfolio tasks. (Minimum time to complete is 30 days; Maximum time to complete is 3 months).
Step 6: If all scores are passing scored on the portfolio, make appointment to complete the Discussion Based Assessment.
Step 7: Pass the Discussion based Assessment.
Topics to Consider:
Abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, spousal
Nutrition: nutrients, food composition, digestion, weight
Sexual health and hygiene
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Environmental health and safety
Body systems: urinary, endocrine, skeletal, circulatory, nervous, digestive, etc…
In addition, candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can:
Access valid health information
Analyze influences of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health
Use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health
Set realistic health-enhancing goals and describe the steps needed to reach those goals
Use decision-making steps that lead to health-enhancing action
Advocate for personal, family, and community health
Students will be provided with online access to the PPS Helath text book. Access is provided after the registration and fee are received by the LCO/VS Office.
Students can also contact their school bookroom clerk to access the following texts:
Glencoe, Health, c.1998
Prentice Hall, Health, c.2006
DO NOT EXPECT TO PASS A CREDIT BY EXAMINATION WITHOUT STUDYING.
Questions? Call (503) 916-6120, or consult your day school counselor.