CA Healthy Youth Act
The California Healthy Youth Act requires that comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education be taught to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, beginning no later than grade seven. Instruction and materials must be medically accurate, objective, age‐appropriate and inclusive of all students, as defined by law. The law requires that instruction and materials must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality.
The purpose of this instruction is to:
- Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy.
- Provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family.
- Promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development.
- Ensure students receive integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction and provide educators with clear tools and guidance to accomplish that end.
- Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive, and safe relationships and behaviors.
All instructional materials are available for review in the main office. You may also request a copy of the California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code sections 51930–51939) or by visiting https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/cahealthfaq.asp
This instruction will be provided by Planned Parenthood.
If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health or HIV prevention education, please provide an email to Jennifer Stickel at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher or principal.