High School Health

High School Health Requirement

Students are required to take one semester (0.5 credit) of health to graduate from high school. This course requirement cannot be waived. Battle Ground Public Schools offers health courses with and without comprehensive sexual health education. The courses that include sex education will cover:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy, Reproduction and Pregnancy
  • Unit 2: Puberty and Development
  • Unit 3: Self-Identity
  • Unit 4: Prevention of Pregnancy
  • Unit 5: Prevention of STDs, HIV and AIDS
  • Unit 6: Healthy Relationships
  • Unit 7: Washington State Law

Parents will be notified if their student selects a health class that includes sexual health education and will be asked to verify their student’s enrollment prior to official placement in the class.

If parents do not want their student to participate in any of the sexual health units, the student should sign up for a health class that does not include these topics.

If parents want their student to learn any or all of the units, the student should forecast for a health class that includes comprehensive sexual health education, and then parents can opt out the student from units they do not want to learn.

Curriculum Review and Opt-Out process

Parents of high school students enrolled in elective Health courses that cover Comprehensive Sexual Education will have the opportunity to review the curriculum and opt-out their high school child(ren) from any of the specific units. The curricula review and an online opt out form are available to these parents 30 days prior to when the Comprehensive Sexual Health material is taught in the elective Health courses. Students who are opted out of these lessons will be given an alternative, required health assignment.

To review the curriculum AND opt out, visit the password-protected webpage (the password is highschool): High School Sexual Health Curriculum.

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See High School Course Guide for full descriptions

New Legislation: Senate Bill 5395, Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

Senate Bill 5395, passed by the Legislature and Washington voters in 2020, requires all schools to phase in comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE). Battle Ground Public Schools is working on an implementation plan and will seek community input. 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 (for example, K-3 students learn the social-emotional skills of how to manage their feelings and get along with others). Information about bill 5395 is on OSPI’s website.


AFJROTC Health and Aviation History

Provides both health and leadership principles credit with a wellness program that includes health risks, disease prevention, human growth and development, and first aid.

Family Health with Comprehensive Sexual Education

Covers nutrition, diseases, decision making, and social skills to protect health. Students learn about environmental conditions that affect human growth and development.


Provides knowledge in nutrition, fitness, making responsible decisions, communicating effectively, mental & emotional health, diseases and disorders (including HIV/AIDS), and avoiding hazardous substances.

Health with Comprehensive Sexual Education

Provides knowledge in nutrition, fitness, making responsible decisions, communicating effectively, mental & emotional health, diseases and disorders (including HIV/AIDS), avoiding hazardous substances, the human lifecycle, and comprehensive sexual health education.

Introduction to Health Sciences Careers (Year Long)

Explores the medical, dental and veterinary healthcare fields through a variety of hands-on learning: blood drives, experiments, dissections, and creating medical products. Fulfills health requirement if both semesters are passed.


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