Human Growth and Development
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in compliance with Wisconsin Statute 118.01, delivers a curriculum in protective behaviors, personal development and lifelong health with the State Standards serving as a framework. The District strongly insists that any curriculum delivered in the area of Human Growth and Development be abstinence based. The school based program should not supplant the responsibility of the home for the education of youth regarding human growth and development topics, rather help to increase the communication between children and guardians about these important topics. The following topics are taught in accordance with the maturation and cognitive levels of students.
Kindergarten - Grade 5
Ongoing, Delivered by Classroom Teacher and Student Service Staff Protective Behaviors & Responsible Decision Making (Dignity, Respect, Tolerance, Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Fairness, Loyalty, Commitment, Fidelity)
Grades 5 & 6
75 minute Presentation by the Educators of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Physical, Social and Emotional Changes During Puberty; Structure of the Human Reproductive System; Personal Hygiene
45 minute Lessons Presented by the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Reproduction; Protective Behaviors
45 minute Lessons Delivered by Science and Health Course Educators Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); Protective Behaviors
Unit of Study within Comprehensive Health Education Course Delivered by Course Instructor Reproductive Systems (Anatomy and Physiology, Puberty and Pregnancy); Interpersonal Relationships (Dating, Marriage, Parenting Skills); Protective Behaviors (Resistance Skills, Setting Boundaries, Self-Advocacy); Sexual Health (Abstinence, STIs, Family Planning); Value-based Decision Making (Access to Information/Resources, Goal Setting and Consequences of Choices)
Instruction materials are available for preview by contacting your Child’s Teacher or Building Principal.
No Student may be required to take instruction in Human Growth and Development if the Parent/Guardian file a written request that the student be exempted. Exemption forms are available at your Child’s School Office.