Administrative Procedure 206

Human Sexuality Program

Background

To ensure that students achieve learning outcomes prescribed by Alberta Education through the programs of study, the Division, in providing Grades 4-9 Health and Life Skills as well as Career and Life Management, shall ensure that the human sexuality component is offered to all students.

Procedures

  1. Principals shall ensure that parents/guardians of students:
    1. Have access to information about the learning outcomes of the Health and Life Skills K-9 and Career and Life Management (CALM) programs of study;
    2. May request to preview the learning materials used in teaching the outcomes related to human sexuality; and
    3. Are advised at the beginning of the school year about their right and the process to exempt their child from the human sexuality components of the programs of study.
  2. If a parent should request that a student be exempt from instruction in human sexuality in accordance with Section 50.1, Student Exemption Form (Form 205-3), the teacher shall provide alternative instruction for the student.
  3. Alberta Education resources shall be used to support the Programs of Study as they relate to the human sexuality outcomes.
  4. Community resources and personnel must be approved by the Principal.

Adopted:

September 21, 2016

Amended:

 

Reference:

Sections 18, 20, 39, 50.1, 60, 61, 113 School 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