State law recommends middle school HE curriculum, or requires HE for less than all years of middle school.
Colorado Revised Statutes 22-25-104. Colorado comprehensive health education program - role of department of education - recommended curriculum guidelines - allocation of funds - rules
(1) There is hereby created the Colorado comprehensive health education program, which shall be a voluntary program in which school districts, boards of cooperative services, and facility schools may participate through the creation of local comprehensive health education programs, which may include coordination with local student wellness programs. Implementation of the Colorado comprehensive health education program shall be a cooperative effort among the department of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, the department of public health and environment and other health education professionals, and participating school districts and boards of cooperative services.
Colorado Revised Statutes 22-25-106. Local comprehensive health education programs - local student wellness programs - establishment of comprehensive health education advisory councils.
(1) (a) Each school district and board of cooperative services may and is encouraged to establish a local comprehensive health education program.
Colorado Revised Statutes 22-32-136. Children's nutrition - healthful alternatives - information - facilities - local wellness policy - competitive foods.
(5.5) On or before October 1, 2008, each school district board of education is encouraged to expand its local wellness policy adopted pursuant to subsection (5) of this section to include goals for:
- (b) Increasing classes in health education;