Health Curriculum

Health Curriculum

Recent state legislation passed in 2020 has added new requirements for schools regarding sexual health content; however, Clover Park School District CPSD) already complies with the new law’s provisions. The state continues to provide school districts with local control over determining grade-specific topics and outcomes. In CPSD, parents may view the curriculum of sexual health topics and may opt-out using a standard form.

What are the changes in the new law?

Grade

New Law

CPSD Current Practice*

K-3

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, schools must provide social emotional learning (SEL) to students in grades K-3.

No changes required.

  • CPSD provides SEL in grades K-3.
  • Teacher facilitates learning.

4-5

Beginning in the 2021-22, schools providing sexual health education must ensure students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.  Beginning in 2022-23, schools must start providing sexual health education no later than 5th grade.

No changes required.

  • CPSD provides sexual health education in 5th grade on HIV/STD prevention and human growth & development. Affirmative consent and bystander training are taught.
  • Boys and girls are separated and taught by same-gender adults, i.e., nurse/teacher.

6-8

Beginning in the 2020-21, schools providing sexual health education must ensure students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.  

Beginning in 2021-22, schools must start providing sexual health education at least twice in grades 6-8, including HIV/STD prevention. 

No changes required.

  • CPSD provides sexual health education and HIV/STD prevention in 6th through 8th grade, including affirmative consent and bystander training.
  • Science teachers facilitate learning to mixed-gender student groups.

9-12

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, if schools are already providing sexual health education they must ensure that students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.

Beginning in 2021-22, schools must start providing sexual health education at least twice in grades 9-12, including HIV/STD prevention. This could be two separate units in one grade or a unit in two different grades.

No changes required.

  • CPSD provides sexual health education and HIV/STD prevention in 9th grade Health class, including affirmative consent and bystander training. Students may elect to take other classes in grades 10-12, which also address sexual health topics, i.e., child development, anatomy & physiology.
  • Health/Physical Education teachers facilitates learning to mixed-gender student groups.

*Specific information is available in the district’s Curriculum Guide.

Please contact Daniel George, Teaching and Learning, [email protected].

Link to Health Curriculum Summaries by Grade Level