The purpose of the health program in South Western School District, as defined by the K–12 district health committee, is to educate students to develop a healthful lifestyle that enables them to become productive citizens with the ability to meet the challenges in their ever changing environment.

The health curriculum of the South Western School District is based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Health, Safety, and Physical Education. These academic standards provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthful life. The attainment of these standards should favorably impact students’ lives and the lives of those around them. By becoming and remaining physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally healthy, students will increase their chances of achieving to their highest academic potential.