Using the WSCC Model for Student Health and Success

Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model To Ensure Student Health and Academic Success

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is a collaborative, holistic approach to strengthening learning and health in our nation's schools. The model — developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASCD, formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development — establishes a safe, protective and challenging environment for students to thrive in.

SHAPE America recommends that health and physical educators (HPE) take the lead in promoting school-wide wellness and support schools' use of the WSCC model as a framework to ensure students are healthy and successful academically!

SHAPE America's new position statement shares how HPE teachers can support the WSCC model through best practices in delivering high-quality health education and physical education & physical activity.