Sexual Health Education
Palo Alto Unified School District's (PAUSD) Comprehensive Sexual Health Education program is designed to encourage students to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender roles, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family (EC 51930). Per California law, PAUSD and all California public school districts, shall ensure that all students in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, receive comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education. Each student shall receive this instruction at least once in junior high or middle school and at least once in high school (EC 51934 (a)).
If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at (650) 833-4240.
- What is the California Healthy Youth Act?
- What is the difference about the new law?
- Who determines what is "age appropriate" and medically accurate" sexual education?
- Who will be delivering the comprehensive sexual health lessons in PAUSD?
- What components are included in the 7th Grade Teen Talk program?
- How was the Health Connected content selected for use?
- How was the Health Connected content verified?
- How can I view the lessons before instruction begins?
- How does PAUSD evaluate the effectiveness of the program?
- Can I opt out my student from Comprehensive Sexual Health Education?
- Can I selectively opt out my student from LGBTQ-related content?