District 181 continues to teach sexual education to the Illinois Health Standards, which include instruction in grades 5 though 8. This instruction addresses the Illinois mandates related to health, physical education, and safety. The curriculum covered for each grade is as follows:
- 5th Grade: Puberty I
- 6th Grade: Puberty II
- 7th Grade: Drug and Alcohol Education-Healthy Living (Fitness)
- 8th Grade: Teen Sexual Health
The district has made no changes to the health curriculum since the adoption of our middle school health textbook five years ago.
District 181 continues to notify parents of health topics before instruction and all materials are available for parents to preview. To do so please contact Dr. Kathleen Robinson or Dr. Dana Bergthold in the District 181 Department of Learning.