HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum
Northshore School District students receive HIV/AIDS prevention education beginning in the fifth grade, and in every consecutive year through grade twelve. Instruction in HIV/AIDS prevention is required by state law and district policy.
The following chart outlines the grade, class or course, and curriculum resource used in teaching HIV/AIDS prevention.
|5 & 6||Classroom Teacher||The Great Body Shop, FLASH|
|7||7th Grade Science||Growth/Development and Reproductive Health (district developed curriculum)|
|8||Health/Fitness||Growth/Development and Reproductive Health (district developed curriculum)|
|9||Science||KNOW for High School (OSPI)|
|10||Science or Health/Fitness||KNOW for High School (OSPI)|
|11||Social Studies or English||KNOW for High School (OSPI)|
|12||Social Studies or Health||KNOW for High School (OSPI)|
- Notify the parents and/or guardians of the students who will participate, including information regarding the curriculum, the presentation date, and the time of the presentation.
- Conduct at least one parent presentation of the curricula and materials that will be used in the HIV/AIDS prevention education.
No student will be required to participate in HIV/AIDS prevention education if the student's parent or guardian, having attended the school presentation, objects in writing to participation.
Schools will provide such parents or guardians with a written form that they can sign and date signifying their objection.
Such students will be given an alternative lesson or assignment that is not related to the HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum.