The 9-R health and wellness programs work together to create a standardized, consistent health system throughout the district to educate and ensure life-long healthy habits for our youth. We believe health and success in school are interrelated. Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students are not healthy and fit physically, mentally and socially.
The district promotes healthy schools by supporting student and staff wellness, good nutrition, regular physical activity, mental health, comprehensive health education, health services and parent/community involvement as a part of the total healthy learning environment. Schools contribute to the basic health status of students through the support and promotion of good health habits and behaviors. Improved health optimizes student performance potential, as children who eat well-balanced meals and are healthy are more likely to learn in the classroom.
Durango School District 9-R partners with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest to provide our School-Based Health Center. Click here to learn more about our School-Based Health Center.