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Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

Assembly Bill (AB) 329 which has been called the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) was enacted on January 1, 2016, and modified California Education Code §§ 51930 to 51939. The law required school districts to add comprehensive sexual health education to the already existent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education and to require this instruction one time during grades 6 through 8 and one time during grades 9 through 12.

“Comprehensive sexual health education” means education regarding human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections (Education Code § 51931).

This webpage is intended to help educate our community about the law and Capistrano Unified School District’s work to implement it for middle and high school students.

Information for Parents


Parents may review the middle school sexual health lessons at their middle school or during business hours (8:30-3:30) at the Instructional Materials Center at the district office. Parents of current 7th and 8th grade students may also check out a copy of the lessons for review at the Instructional Materials Center. 


This document provides a detailed summary of the lesson topics and activities that will be taught during the middle school sexual health units in 7th and 8th grade science classes.


Students are encouraged to speak with their parents about the content covered in the middle school sexual health curriculum. At the beginning of the unit students will receive these questions in order to support conversations at home. Click here for Spanish.


All parents of 7th and 8th grade students and high school health students will receive notification two weeks prior to sexual health instruction. The exact dates of instruction will vary by school site.