Curriculum Adoption Information

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Curriculum Adoption

Background Information:

Washington state law requires annual HIV/AIDS prevention education beginning in grade 5, in accordance with the AIDS Omnibus Act. The KNOW curriculum is what CPPS uses to meet this requirement in grades 5-8.  College Place High School uses the Pearson Health textbook.

Beginning in December 2020, all public schools must begin providing or planning to provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) to all students by the 2022-23 school year. Instruction must be consistent with Health Education K-12 Learning Standards, which provide a framework for comprehensive instruction and the provisions of Senate Bill 5395. Instruction must also be age-appropriate, medically and scientifically accurate and inclusive of all students. CSHE is defined in the bill as: Recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is medically accurate, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students.

Timeline for implementation:

Beginning in the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Schools must begin providing CSHE at least twice in grades 6−8 and at least twice in grades 9−12. Instruction must include age-appropriate information about affirmative consent and bystander training.

Beginning in the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Schools must provide social emotional learning (SEL) to students in grades K−3. There is no sexual health content required for students in grades K–3.

  • Schools must begin providing CSHE at least once in grades 4−5.

Please see the OSPI website for more information: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/sexual-health-education/comprehensive-sexual-health-education-implementation

OSPI does not endorse or require district’s to use a certain curriculum.  Also, as in the past, parents/guardians are able to opt their student out of this instructional program.

Curriculum Adoption information for grades 6-12:

Link to policy and procedure 2020 here and here.

Notes from Instructional Materials Committee Meeting February 23, 2021- linked here

Notes from Instructional Materials Committee Meeting April 13, 2021- linked here 

Contact information:

Marissa Waddell, Director of Teaching and Learning
mwaddell@cpps.org 529-5207