Stress affects the effective functioning of persons from varying age groups including such individuals within the high school setting. The subject of stress management is therefore appropriate for all age groups within the high school context. For students of the lower streams, it is probably best to only introduce them to the key concepts related to stress, help them to recognize and explore overwhelming emotions as well as help them to identify ways of dealing with such emotions. Higher grade levels can be exposed in depth to the varying aspects of stress, its symptoms, significant effects and ways of coping with it. Considering the maturity and demands of students within such streams, it is expected that they will be better able to relate to the subject.