The California Healthy Youth Act, which took effect in January 2016, requires school districts to provide students with integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. In accordance with the California Healthy Youth Act, CMP offers a course of study on Sexual Health education for middle school students using Positive Prevention PLUS materials.
In preparation for the Sexual Health unit, a middle school teacher from each CMP campus attended a two-day training from a certified Positive Prevention PLUS trainer this past fall. Prior to instruction, the teachers notified their campus community about the Sexual Health unit and invited parents to attend an information meeting to preview the materials and ask questions. Parents had an opportunity to request in writing to “opt out” their child from specific aspects of the curriculum or in its entirety. Middle School stakeholders are being surveyed for input on their experience.
Sexual Health (family life) education begins in our upper elementary (9-12) classrooms using age-appropriate materials. CMP is currently exploring updated curriculum to replace our current materials for our upper elementary programs. You will be notified prior to any implementation of sexual health (family life) curriculum and, if you choose, will have an opportunity to opt out.
For more information on this act, check out the CDE webpage.
Should you have any questions, please contact your campus administration.