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Sexual Health Education Program

Last Updated: 10/2/2019 4:50 PM

The Healthy Youth Act: California Education Code (EC) sections 51930–51939 - Mandated HIV Prevention/Sexual Health Education

Enacted January 1, 2016, this law integrates the instruction of comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education. The law requires school districts to ensure that all pupils in grades seven to twelve receive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school.  The AESD provides this education to our 8th grade students through their Science class using the Positive Prevention Plus curriculum.    

How to Review the Curriculum

Parents are encouraged to review the curriculum, which is available at your child's school (front office) and at the AESD front office.  Due to copyright issues, we are unable to post the curriculum online.


How to Excuse Your Child

Education Code provides parents or guardians the opportunity to excuse their child out of any or all of this instruction.  If you would like to excuse your child, please fill out the form located HERE (or HERE in Spanish) and return it to your school by your school's designated date.