Many of you asked what was included in the Sexual Education sequence in Greenwich High School. Specifically, parents were curious how the concept of gender was handled in the curriculum.
After 10 months of waiting for the results of our Freedom of Information (FOI) request, we received the attached PDF that outlines sex ed lessons by grade.
Ninth grade lessons cover male and female reproductive systems, media influences on sexual behavior, abstinence and values and behaviors. Two ninth grade lessons offer resources on gender roles and gender identity and offer links to the following resources:
Lesson 2: Sex, Gender Roles, and Sexual Orientation Resources:
Lesson 3: Sex and Gender Identity Resources:
Tenth grade introduces HIV/AIDS lessons, and a note that you can opt your children out of these lessons. Other lessons include sexually-transmitted diseases and healthy sexual decisions. Eleventh grade lessons focus on violence and sexual assault prevention. Parents can also opt out of 12th grade lessons, which focus on healthy versus unhealthy relationships, birth control and fetal development.
We encourage you to review the attached PDF, and click on the links to the resources provided to students should you have any further questions.
P.S. The image included comes from the last presentation listed in Lesson 2: 9th grade Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation