Administrative Procedure 206

HUMAN SEXUALITY

Background

The Division will provide the curriculum Theme V Unit as mandated through the grades 4 through 6 Health Program, the grades 7 through 9 Health and Personal Life Skills Program and Senior High School Life Management (CALM 20 Course).

Procedures

  1. Each year before the Theme V unit is taught in a school, the Principal will notify parents via an opt out form, and on the school website; principals may also provide notification via the school newsletter outlining:
    1. The content of Theme V for each applicable grade.
    2. The date that each topic will be discussed.
    3. The teacher(s) who will instruct the unit.
       
  2. Parent(s) may opt out by:
    1. Exempting their student(s) from any part of the unit.
    2. Exempting their student(s) from all of the unit by notifying the Principal at least two (2) school days before the instruction is scheduled.

  3. Alternate learning experiences shall be provided for those students not taking Theme V.

Reference

Section 18,32,33,52,53,58.1,196,197,222 Education Act

Alberta Bill of Rights

Alberta Human Rights Act

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Constitution Act, 1982

Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Amendment Act

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

 

Approved: September 12, 1996

Amended: February 7, 2012; August 21, 2018