Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

What is the WSCC model?

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components:

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  1. Physical education and physical activity.
  2. Nutrition environment and services.
  3. Health education.
  4. Social and emotional school climate.
  5. Physical environment.
  6. Health services.
  7. Counseling, psychological and social services.
  8. Employee wellness.
  9. Community involvement.
  10. Family engagement.

Read the full NC State Board of Education WSCC Resolution.

Integrating Across the WSCC Framework


Integrating School Health Services Across the WSCC Framework      Picture/PDF

Integrating Nutrition Across the WSCC Framework     Picture/PDF

Integrating Out of School Time Across the WSCC Framework     Picture/PDF

Integrating Physical Education and Physical Activity Across the WSCC Framework     Picture/PDF


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Professional Learning

Making Your School Wellness Policy Count

Session 1: Covering The Basics, Requirements, Goals, & Sustainability

This session provides an overview of local/school wellness policies and the NC Healthy Active Children Policy including requirements, resources and strategies for engaging district and school teams and establishing and sustaining wellness initiatives.

Recorded Presentation (mp4)

Presentation Slide Deck (pdf)

Session 2: Assessing, Reporting, and Communicating Progress

This session covers how to assess compliance and progress with wellness policies, report, and communicate challenges and successes for the required Triennial Assessment due June 30, 2022. This session was part of the N.C. School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Meeting.

Recorded Presentation (mp4)

Presentation Slide Deck (pdf)



Tracey Bates
NC Department of Public Instruction

Shauvon Simmons-Wright
Healthier Generation