About California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The purpose of the California Department of Education (CDE) sponsored California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is to obtain information from 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students about their knowledge, attitudes and behavior that affect learning.  It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports.  It is anonymous and is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  Parents are asked to give permission for their student(s) to participate.