The Austin ISD health rducation curriculum consists of high quality instruction and activities that are aligned to state and national standards. The Health Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are divided into four strands. Each strand addresses knowledge and skills needed to understand health behaviors, health information, influencing factors, and personal/interpersonal skills.  All health education classes are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education. Please be advised a human sexuality and responsibility unit will be taught to your child. The unit is taught during the month of May for K-8th grade and during a specific unit in the high school health education course. All human sexuality and responsibility lessons can be viewed by parents by visiting your campus library. Families may opt out of these lessons. For more information see below.

Elementary health Requirements
  • Classroom teachers and physical education teachers are responsible for teaching the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education.  
  • Classroom teachers are required to teach at least 5 health lessons per grading period and take at least 3 grades. 
  • Students will receive a health education grade per grading period on their report card.  
  • Health & Sexuality curriculum lessons are taught through elementary science.  Science teachers will send home a form allowing parents to opt-out of this curriculum in advance of the unit. 
MIDDLE SCHOOL health REQUIREMENTS
  • Physical education teachers are responsible for teaching most of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for health education.  
  • Health & Sexuality curriculum lessons are taught through middle school science.  
  • Science teachers will send home a form allowing parents to opt-out of this curriculum in advance of the unit.  
  • Students may earn the .5 high school graduation credit by taking the Health Education course (#6931) in 8th grade if offered at their campus.
HIGH SCHOOL health Requirements  
  • Health education teachers are responsible for teaching the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for health education. 
  • AISD requires that students earn .5 credit of Health Education course (#6931) for high school graduation.  
  • Health & Sexuality curriculum lessons are taught through high school health education. Science teachers will send home a form allowing parents to opt-out of this curriculum in advance of the unit.  
  • Teachers should send home a form allowing parents to opt-out of this curriculum in advance of the unit.
Human Sexuality and Responsibility

The District’s sexuality education program has been established to provide information and skill development for students in prekindergarten through grade 12 so that they may reach their highest potential for physical, emotional, mental, and social health. The District’s core values of high expectations, respect for the individual, resources to support student needs, and shared ownership and commitment.