Comprehensive Health

Comprehensive Health Education is required instruction per Florida State statute 1003.42(2)(n). The curriculum includes 13 components of health that are age and developmentally-appropriate.

The topics are: consumer health, community health, environmental health, mental and emotional health, injury prevention and safety, internet safety, nutrition, personal health, prevention and control of disease, substance use and abuse, and prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Human growth and development, including puberty and sexual health education, is an integral part of these components.

Flagler Schools acknowledges that parents/guardians are the primary sexuality educators for their child(ren) and we are committed to partnering with you to provide supplementary resources to support you in this role.

 Grade Level  Topic
 Grade 4  Puberty 
 Grade 6   Adolescent Development
 Grades 7–8  Human Reproduction
 Grades 9–12   Sexual Development and Reproduction
 STIs (Including AIDS/HIV)

Parents/guardians have the right to opt their child out of any portion of the school district’s comprehensive health education required under 1003.42(2)(n) that relates to sex education instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome education, or any instruction regarding sexuality. All schools will send a paper copy of the opt-out form home with students approximately three weeks before the lessons are scheduled to be completed. The school will highlight the grade appropriate portion of the form, and the deadline for the return of the form.

Families have the following options for submitting an opt-out form:
  • Sign the paper copy of the health education opt-out form sent home, and return it to your child’s school
  • Print and sign the printable opt-out form linked below, and return it to your child’s school
  • Complete and submit the digital opt-out form linked below
Printable Opt-Out Form
Digital Op-Out Fom

Parents may also review any of the materials being used for these lessons. Parents can contact the Flagler Schools Teaching and Learning Department at 386-437-7526 to make an appointment to review the content, or review any resources that have subscription restrictions.

1003.42Florida Statute for Required Instruction
House Bill 545: Reproductive Health and Disease Education
Comprehensive Health ResourcesApproved by the School Board © 2022 Flagler Schools