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Health Education

On May 8, 2019, the State Board of Education approved a new framework for health education, including recommendations for teaching sex education that aligns with the California Healthy Youth Act, the state’s comprehensive sex ed law.

In an effort to clarify misinformation or misconceptions, we are providing answers to the most common questions fielded to date.

Adoption of a new Health Curriculum

Adoption of a new Health curriculum was completed in the spring of 2023 and will be implemented starting in August 2023.  Beginning in the fall of 2023, SCUSD will move the Health course from 11th grade to 9th grade in order to include the mental health component that is now required.  This semester-long 9th-grade Health class will be paired with a semester-long required Ethnic Studies course, based on AB101 (Stanford/Ethnic Studies Benefits). 
Comprehensive Health Skills for High School, 4th Edition

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