Leander Independent School District students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades will learn about the human reproductive system, human sexuality and abstinence as part of the Austin LifeGuard Human Sexuality Education Program. The classes began Oct. 21 and will continue through May 26 for three-day windows at every LISD middle school and high school campus, taught by ALG.
The purpose of the ALG Character and Sexuality Education program 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.”
Lessons are taught in blended environments that include both male and female students, and topics revolve around an abstinence-based curriculum.
Several parent workshops will be hosted for parents who want to review the district’s curriculum as well as give parents helpful tips for communicating with their children about human sexuality. The workshops will also provide an opportunity for parents to explore statistics from health officials and ask questions of ALG and LISD staff.
Parent workshops will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and Feb. 4 at Cedar Park Middle School.
Parents may also preview the material at their home campus library between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by visiting lifeguard-tx.org/parent-preview.
If a parent wishes to exempt their child from the human sexuality instruction, a grade appropriate 'Opt Out Letter' can be found at leanderisd.org. Dates of instruction for different grades and schools can also be found on the district website.
For more information, visit austinlifeguard.com.