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Healthy Relationships and Sexuality

middle school curriculum

6th Grade Puberty Health 


  • Puberty Changes & Sexual Health Systems
  • Menstruation & Pregnancy
  • Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Healthy Communication

8th grade Sexuality Education


  • Pregnancy & Contraception
  • Access & Care
  • HIV & STI Prevention
  • Sexuality & Gender Identity
  • Healthy Relationships & Communication

7th grade students learn about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.

high school curriculum

High school students receive relationship and sexual health instruction via "Navigating Life" in 9th grade and "Adulting" in 12th grade. That instruction includes:


  • Sexual Health Anatomy
  • Sexuality & Human Behavior
  • Pregnancy and STIs: Symptoms, Impacts & Care
  • Safer Sex: Methods & Proper Use
  • Reducing Risk & Responsible Decision-Making
  • Healthy Relationships & Communication
  • Gender, Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Communicating About Sex: Boundaries & Consent
  • Legal Rights & Accessing Resources
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AUSD is committed to the emotional and physical health and safety of all our students, and we provide numerous programs and services to support and promote healthy bodies, healthy sexuality, and healthy relationships.  These programs have been developed in accordance with the 2016 California Healthy Youth Act,

This page provides information about our curricula and programs/services, as well as links to outside resources.


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sexual health education

Under California's Healthy Youth Act, all middle school and high school students must receive comprehensive sexual education. AUSD is using Oakland Unified School District's comprehensive sexual health education curriculum, Healthy Oakland Teens. This curriculum increases students’ knowledge and skills and connects students to health services in their community. All teachers undergo a full day of professional development before implementing the Healthy Oakland Teens curriculum in their classrooms.

The curriculum includes a free Healthy Oakland Teens mobile app, designed to help students access free, youth-friendly health services. 


Privacy policy for Healthy Oakland Teens app.


Vernon L. Walton Jr., Ed. D

Director of Secondary Education


Jodi McCarthy

Coordinator, Student Support Services



ausd resources

school based health centers

In partnership with Alameda Family Services, AUSD provides School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) at Alameda High School and Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School. These free, confidential clinics provide birth control, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and sexual health referrals, in addition to mental health services and other types of health education services. For question about the clinics' services, please contact


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