Human Sexuality Curriculum

Overview

Austin Life Guard (ALG) presentations are used as human sexuality content sources for Leander ISD students grades 7-9. Lessons are taught in blended environments that include both boys and girls. Topics covered in this abstinence based curriculum are those found in the Leander ISD Health Matrix and in the Texas Health TEKS. All content has been reviewed by the Leander ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and is grade-level specific and developmentally appropriate. 

The purpose of the Austin Life Guard Character and Sexuality Education is to empower teens with accurate information and practical tools to help them make healthy decisions, build strong relationships, and fully experience the benefits of saving sex for marriage. Austin Life Guard is an independent organization.

LISD believes that sexuality education begins at home. Parents or legal guardians are the primary educators of their children and can be the most important influence on your child's health decisions. The lessons your child will receive in school are designed to reinforce what a parent or legal guardian is teaching at home, not to replace it.

General Guidelines:

  1. Participation in the human sexuality curriculum is voluntary. Parents or legal guardians have the ability to "opt out" their student from the lesson by returning the form attached to the parent letter or with written request. Notification letters will be provided for parents 2 weeks prior to the lesson. 

  2. Parents or legal guardians will be provided an opportunity to preview the curriculum documents and teaching materials. Contact your student's teacher or guidance counselor for more information.

To view more materials related to Austin Life Guard, please visit their website at www.austinlifeguard.com



LISD Parent Workshop

Parents may preview presentation materials by attending the Austin Lifeguard Parent Workshops (see schedule below), at your student's school library, or by visiting the Austin Lifeguard and filling out a request form.

Leander ISD will be hosting several informational workshops that cover the Human Sexuality Curriculum presented by Austin LifeGuard (ALG), an independent organization that provides abstinence-based curriculum presentations to students in grades 7-9 as part of the health curriculum.

The ALG informational workshops are designed to give parents helpful tips for communicating with their children (grades 7-9) about human sexuality, allow them to review the district curriculum, explore statistics from health officials and ask questions of Austin LifeGuard and LISD staff.

For more information about these parenting workshops, or if you have questions about Austin Life Guard, please contact Chrysta Carlin at chrysta.carlin@leanderisd.org.

LISD Parent Notification & Opt Out Letters (ENGLISH):


LISD Parent Notification & Opt Out Letters (SPANISH):

 

ALG Parent Presentation Dates

  • Oct. 16, 2018
    6–7:30 p.m.
    Henry Middle School Library

  • Nov. 27, 2018
    6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Cedar Park Middle School Library

  • Jan. 17, 2019
    6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Cedar Park High School Library

  • March 28, 2019
    6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Running Brushy Middle School Library



6th Grade Human Sexuality Curriculum

In Leander ISD, the 6th Grade Human Sexuality Curriculum is taught by the LISD H&PE staff at the middle school generally in the last six weeks of the year. It consist of five lessons on the following topics:

  • Abstinence
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Puberty
  • Human Reproductive System
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Refusal Skills

Parents can preview the materials for the 6th grade lessons at the middle school campus library. Below is a copy of the parent notification letter. This is an "opt out" program and parents will need to send the form at the bottom of the notification letter or a written request to the school. 

6th Grade Parent Notification Letter


ALG Student Presentation Dates

7th Grade

  • Cedar Park MS | Nov. 5, 6, 7
  • Wiley MS | Nov. 8, 9, 12
  • Henry MS | Nov. 13, 14, 15
  • Running Brushy MS | Nov. 26, 27, 28
  • Four Points MS | Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 3
  • Leander MS | Dec. 4, 5, 6
  • Canyon Ridge MS | Dec. 10, 11, 12
  • Stiles MS | Dec. 12, 13, 14

8th Grade

  • Four Points MS | March 4, 5, 6
  • Canyon Ridge MS | March 7, 8, 11
  • Henry MS | March 13, 14, 15
  • Stiles MS | March 25, 26, 27
  • Cedar Park MS | April 15, 16, 17
  • Wiley MS | May 17, 20, 21
  • Leander MS | May 22, 23, 24
  • Running Brushy Middle School | May 28, 29, 30

9th Grade

  • Glenn HS | Jan. 11, 14, 15 and Jan. 16, 17, 18
  • Rouse HS | Jan. 22, 23, 24 and Jan. 25, 28, 29
  • Vista Ridge HS | Feb. 1, 4, 5 and Feb. 6, 7, 8
  • Leander HS | Feb. 8, 11, 12 and Feb. 13, 14, 15
  • Vandegrift HS | April 1, 2, 3 and April 4, 5, 6
  • Cedar Park HS | April 23, 24, 25 and April 26, 29, 30