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Human Sexuality Education


Alberta Education has mandated human sexuality education. However, the sensitivity of this subject suggests that special effort must be taken to assure that parents and staff are comfortable with the program.


  1. Human sexuality education shall be available to students from grades 4 to 9 under the Alberta Education Health program and through the Career and Life Management course in high school.
  2. Instruction is to be provided by a teacher or by a medical resource person under the supervision of a teacher.
  3. Before a program is initiated, parents shall be given adequate opportunity to review learning resources and teaching concepts.
  4. Students shall be excused from class attendance on written parental request and the teacher shall provide for an alternate meaningful instructional program.


Sections 18, 20, 39, 50, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Ministerial Directive 4.1.2 – Human Sexuality Education  

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Board Policy 1 Division Foundational Statements

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent


Reviewed July 2010