Comprehensive Sexual Health Education - 7th Grade Students

California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, starting in grade 7. EWCSD uses the 3 R’s: Rights, Respect, Responsibility curriculum by Advocates for Youth for this purpose.

Instruction must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Instruction must be medically accurate, ageappropriate and inclusive of all students. It must include the following:

  • Information about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including transmission, FDA approved methods to prevent HIV and STIs, and treatment.
  • Information that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and HIV and other STIs, and information about value of delaying sexual activity.
  • Discussion about social views of HIV and AIDS.
  • Information about accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Information about pregnancy, including FDA approved prevention methods, pregnancy outcomes, prenatal care, and the newborn safe surrender law.
  • Information about sexual orientation and gender, including the harm of negative gender stereotypes.
  • Information about healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy behaviors and situations.

The curriculum can be inspected:

  • Online at by selecting the link titled “CA Lesson Plans”
  • By appointment at your child’s middle school office
  • At the Student Services Office located at 14535 E. Whittier Blvd, Whittier between 7:30-4:00pm
  • During the District Parent Preview Night - information will be provided to you via Aeries Communication

The State law allows you to remove your child from this instruction. If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health/HIV prevention education, please submit a written request to your child’s science teacher by Friday, April 3, 2020.

If you have questions, please see your school nurse, counselor, or principal. You may request a copy of the California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code Sections 5193051939) by contacting the Student Services department at 562-907-5978 or visiting and clicking on Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.





7th Grade

7th grade Science Teachers

Advocates for Youth

3Rs (Rights, Respect, Responsibility)

Between April 6- May 30th during 7th-grade science.