California Education Code 51938 requires that parents be notified of their child’s participation in lessons pertaining to human sexuality. This includes lessons on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS and lessons on the structure and function of human reproductive organs.
Students in seventh grade and ninth are scheduled to receive such lessons in he/she in Science class, Health unit in seventh grade, and during the health class in the ninth grade The human sexuality unit will include information regarding HIV/AIDS including: its effects on the body, how it is transmitted, how to reduce the risk of infection, public health issues and societal views regarding HIV/AIDS, local resources for HIV testing and medical care, and refusal and decision-making skills to avoid high-risk activities. Instructional materials may include textbook, lecture/discussion, handout materials, diagrams, videos, and computer-based learning. As mandated by the California Education Code 51933, the instruction and materials will teach that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
If you would like to preview the Keeping Safe from HIV curriculum used in the classroom, please contact your child's middle or high school.
To print a copy of the parent permission slips, please see these links: