School Wellness Teams

The District Wellness team, formed in December 2007 with the goal of addressing health-related issues. Over time the District Team has written, revised and received approval for the District Regulation that implements the District Wellness Policy.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child includes ten different components. These components include:

    • Health Education
    • Physical Education and Physical Activity
    • Nutrition Environment and Services
    • Health Services
    • Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
    • Social and Emotional Climate
    • Physical Environment
    • Employee Wellness
    • Family Engagement
    • Community Involvement

Coordinated School Health connects all of the staff in a school who work with health and prevention. They create a school health team to coordinate messages, programs and funding, and make changes to create healthy schools.

The Whole Child Approach diagram

2018-2019 Comprehensive Health and Wellness Pilot Schools

This year we are offering 40 APS Schools to participate in a Comprehensive Health and Wellness Grant pilot. This grant will provide professional development to a staff member at each school to help lead an effective School Wellness Team. The Health Champion will earn a small stipend, and the Wellness Team will also earn a $1000 incentive for creating and completing School Health Improvement Goals.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Rachel Phillips at 303-365-7813 ext. 28919 or by email