Health Education Curriculum
The district follows this sequence for health education in Adams 12 Five Star Schools:
5th grade: Healthy Choices, Healthy Bodies Unit in Science
7th grade: Healthy Decision Making Unit in Science
High School: required Health Elective Class
The standards linked below are taught in the fifth grade “Healthy Choices, Healthy Bodies” Unit and the seventh grade “Healthy Decision Making” Unit. If a student takes an elective health course in middle school, they will be taught additional standards.
Fifth Grade Health Curriculum & Academic Standards:
Seventh Grade Health Curriculum & Academic Standards:
If you have more questions or want additional details, you are welcome and encouraged to contact your child’s school to set up a time to have a conversation to ask questions and learn more.
Applicable District Policy and Practices
In accordance with District Policy 6220 and state law, parents/guardians have the right to exclude their child from any part or all of this instruction. C.R.S. 22-1-128(3). If you have any questions about this, it is best to start by reaching out to your child’s teacher directly.
The comprehensive sex education lessons are adapted from resources approved by the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education (CHSE) Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, including: