Health and Disease Education

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    SDOC Board Policy 4.10.VII-XII implements the sexuality education model whereby sexual abstinence is promoted, per FL State Statute 1003.46, as the most effective protection against unplanned pregnancies and STD’s, including HIV/AIDS, teach that each student has the power to control personal behavior and encourage students to base actions on reasoning, self-esteem, and respect for others. All instruction and materials each student receives are grade and age appropriate.

    According to Florida Statute 1003.42 (3) “Any student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment. A student so exempted may not be penalized by reason of that exemption. Course descriptions for comprehensive health education shall not interfere with the local determination of appropriate curriculum which reflects local values and concerns.”

    Parent/Guardian opt in/out consent letters for each level are included in the curriculum information below.


    5th Grade Health Education provides Puberty Education using Proctor and Gamble’s, "Always Changing and Growing Up Program”. The program is held separately for boys and girls. Visit the links below for more information:

    Program Overview:

    Always Changing Parent Letter

    Always Changing Parent Letter Spanish (needed)

    Middle School

    Health is a required class offered for one semester in Middle School. Click the following links for more information: 

    Sexual Health and Reproduction Curriculum Unit Plan

    Sexual Health and Reproduction Consent Parent Letter

    High School

    Health Opportunities in Physical Education and Lifestyle Design are both offered as High School courses that teach a lesson in body systems, infectious diseases, and healthy relationships. Click the links below for more information:

    Body Systems

    HOPE Body Systems Lesson Plan

    HOPE Body Systems Information

    Infectious Diseases

    HOPE Infectious Diseases Lesson Plan

    HOPE Infectious Diseases Information

    Healthy Relationships

    HOPE Healthy Relationships Lesson Plan

    HOPE Healthy Relationships Information