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Sexual Health Curriculum

California Healthy Youth Act

California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329), requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, starting in grade 7.

 

Instruction must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Instruction must be medically accurate, ageappropriate and inclusive of all students. It must include the following:

  • Information about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including transmission, FDA approved methods to prevent HIV and STIs, and treatment
  • Information that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs, and information about value of delaying sexual activity
  • Discussion about social views of HIV and AIDS
  • Information about accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care
  •  Information about pregnancy, including FDA-approved prevention methods, pregnancy outcomes, prenatal care, and the newborn safe surrender law
  • Information about sexual orientation and gender, including the harm of negative gender stereotypes
  • Information about healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy behaviors and situations

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District will be teaching the comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education curriculum only to eighth-grade students.

 

For more information on the California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code Sections 5193051939), please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/curriculum.asp

 

This instruction will be provided by eighth-grade science teachers. A parent night will be held prior to lessons being started in the classroom. State law allows you to remove your student from this instruction. If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health or HIV prevention education, you will be able to submit a written request to your student’s teacher.