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825: CALM/Health Human Sexuality

Responsible Administrator: Superintendent



Sturgeon Public Schools believes that the primary responsibility for the teaching of human sexuality belongs to the family.

Instruction in human sexuality will be provided by schools unless parents make an informed decision to exclude their children from such instruction.

The Program of Studies for CALM and Health Programs in Alberta identifies the outcomes of the program including human sexuality understandings.


The Principal will be responsible for maintaining the process.


1. Each school will provide key information to parent(s)/guardian(s) to allow them to make an informed decision on their child’s participation in the human sexuality segments of the CALM and health programs.

2. The communication of this information to parent(s)/guardian(s) will occur a minimum of two weeks prior to the introduction of the human sexuality segments of the program. The information on the program may include a written outline of the program and/or an information session.

3. Once the information has been provided, the school will request the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student in a health or CALM course indicate, in a written form, their choice of either “opting-in” or “opting-out” of the human sexuality segments of the program. The school will then deliver the program,or a modified version of the program based upon the written choice of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

4. If a school does not receive a written statement from the parent(s)/guardian(s), the school will make reasonable efforts to contact the parent(s)/guardian(s). If, at this point, the parent(s)/guardian(s) has not responded, the student will be included in the human sexuality segments of the program.

5. The selection of resources to support the Human Sexuality segments of the program will comply with the “Selection of Resources” administrative procedure that requires the resource have the approval of the Superintendent.


2020 Jan 29 Initial Approval