State law recommends middle school HE curriculum, or requires HE for less than all years of middle school.
California Education Code 51210.8 Course of Study, Grades 1 to 6
(a) On or before March 1, 2008, based on recommendations of the Superintendent, the State Board of Education shall adopt content Standard in the curriculum area of health education. (b) The content Standard shall provide a framework for instruction that a school may offer in the curriculum area of health education. This section does not require a school to follow the content Standard.