High School Health


Students are required to take one semester (0.5 credit) of health to graduate from high school. This course requirement cannot be waived. In accordance with state law, health courses include comprehensive sexual health education. However, parents and guardians can choose to opt out their high schooler from some or all of this instruction.

High school comprehensive sexual health education is given primarily in health courses, but the state also requires a second round of instruction. The second round is taught as part of PE 2 or PE 2-equivalent courses.

If your high schooler will participate

If your high schooler will participate in all the comprehensive sexual health lessons, you do not need to take any action.

Opting out your high schooler

If after reviewing the curriculum you want to opt out your high schooler from receiving some or all of the comprehensive sexual health instruction, please follow the opt-out instructions.

Curriculum review

Parents of high school students enrolled in PE/health courses will have the opportunity to review the sexual health curriculum and opt out their high schooler(s) from any or all days of instruction. There are four ways to review the curriculum.

1. Review the curriculum online

How to view the high school health curriculum

*No part of the materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher.

2. Attend the parent review night


Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Maple Grove Primary media center (610 B SW Eaton Blvd.)

3. View the curriculum at your child’s school

Visit your child’s school office during school hours and ask to view the curriculum. No appointment is necessary.

4. View the curriculum at the district office

View the curriculum at the CASEE, Building A, 11104 N.E. 149th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. An appointment is required for CASEE only. Call Paula DeLano at 360-885-5438 to make an appointment.

Green arrowOpting out

If after reviewing the curriculum you would like to opt-out your high schooler(s) from any or all of the instruction, you will need to complete the opt-out form located in Skyward. (Get directions for opting out.) Please take action by April 12, 2024. 

You must opt out your child for each course, even if you have opted them out in the past. Students who are opted out of these lessons will be given an alternate, required health assignment.

Health courses

If your child is enrolled in any of the following high school courses, they will receive comprehensive sexual health education.

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 (including comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS) and first aid.

Family health

Covers nutrition, diseases, decision making and social skills to protect health. Students learn about environmental conditions that affect human growth and development (including comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS).


Provides knowledge in nutrition, fitness, making responsible decisions, communicating effectively, mental and 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 health care fields through a variety of hands-on learning activities such as blood drives, experiments, dissections and creating medical products. This course includes comprehensive sexual health education. Fulfills health requirement if both semesters are passed.

PE 2-equivalent courses

  • Body wise
  • Basketball skills and competition
  • Dance
  • Total body fitness
  • Physical education II
  • Soccer speed strength training
  • Speed strength training II
  • Unified physical education
  • Weight training


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