Human Growth and Development

As part of the Battle Ground Public Schools curriculum, we provide information to 5th grade students about how their body changes and develops as they grow and enter puberty. Teachers and/or school nurses present the information and supporting materials to students in Human Growth and Development lessons that are taught separately to boys and girls. The lessons will be taught sometime between Jan. 2, 2019 and the end of the school year, depending on each middle school’s schedule.

In these lessons your child will

  • be presented with accurate and age-appropriate knowledge about his/her human growth and development.
  • learn how to develop a positive self-image and/or attitude toward the changes that he/she will experience.
  • hear about why it is important to communicate with parents about puberty.
  • be shown a video titled “Always Changing” (boys will see the boys video and girls will see the girls video). Parents can preview the videos here.

Opt-Out form

Parents can choose to exclude their children from participating in Human Growth and Development lessons by completing the online opt-out form. Please complete the form prior to Jan. 2, 2019. All information given will be kept confidential. Your child(ren) will be added to our list of excused students.

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