Utah - HE K-12 curriculum—MS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires middle school HE curriculum.

Utah Administrative Code R277-700-4 Middle School Education Requirements

(i) at least one course in each of the following in grades 7 or 8:

  • (A) Health Education;
  • (B) College and Career Awareness;
  • (C) Digital Literacy;
  • (D) the Arts; and
  • (E) Physical Education.

Utah Code 53G-10-402. Instruction in health.

Part 4. Health Curriculum Requirements

(1) (a) The State Board of Education shall establish curriculum requirements under Section 53E-3-501, that include instruction in:

  • (i) community and personal health;
  • (ii) physiology;
  • (iii) personal hygiene; and
  • (iv) prevention of communicable disease.

(b) (i) That instruction shall stress:

  • (A) the importance of abstinence from all sexual activity before marriage and fidelity after marriage as methods for preventing certain communicable diseases; and
  • (B) personal skills that encourage individual choice of abstinence and fidelity.
    (ii) (A) At no time may instruction be provided, including responses to spontaneous questions raised by students, regarding any means or methods that facilitate or encourage the violation of any state or federal criminal law by a minor or an adult.
  • (B) Subsection (1)(b)(ii)(A) does not preclude an instructor from responding to a spontaneous question as long as the response is consistent with the provisions of this section.
    Utah State Legislature

Utah Code 53G-10-402. Instruction in health.

Part 4. Health Curriculum Requirements

(2) (a) Instruction in the courses described in Subsection (1) shall be consistent and systematic in grades eight through 12.
Utah State Legislature

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