Reproductive Health Committee
Health education is a regular part of the Walled Lake Schools curriculum. This includes reproductive health, personal care, and HIV/AIDS. The curriculum for this instruction follows the State Michigan Reproductive Health Laws and has been approved by our District Reproductive Health Advisory Board (see below) and our elected Walled Lake School Board.
As a parent, you have the right to opt your child out of receiving all or any portion of this instruction. If you choose this option, an alternative assignment will be provided for your child in an alternative location. Please know that our teachers receive special training in handling these sensitive topics and our teachers provide unbiased information.
If you would like to opt your child out, please sign the Reproductive Health Opt-Out Parent Letter.
- The Board will consist of two co-chairs.
- One co-chair will be a current parent.
- Half of the members shall be parents in the district.
- Majority of the board, who are parents, shall not be employed by the district.
- A minimum of one student.
- A minimum of one member of the local clergy.
- A minimum of one community health professional.
- Members can serve on the committee as along as the committee is comprised in a manner in which the law is not be violated.
- Members are recommended to the deputy superintendent for approval by the co-chairs.
- The deputy superintendent is responsible for determining each members’ term of service and the total number of members.
- Michigan Merit Curriculum - Credit Guidelines: Health Education
- Michigan Health Education Grade Level Content Expectations K-8
- 5th Grade Elementary Reproductive Health Standards
- 7th Grade Science - HIV Standards
- Secondary Health Standards - Diseases and Disorders
- Secondary Health Standards - Growth and Development
Major topics for each level include:
Unit is presented toward the end of each semester the class is taught.
- Trimester 1
- A Healthy You
- Trimester 3
- Puberty and Changing Bodies
- AIDS / HIV
- During the 4th marking period.
- Review of HIV/ AIDS
Teen Health in 8th/9th grade
- Topics related to reproductive health:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Puberty/ Adolescence Development
- Pregnancy/ Reproduction
- STD’s / HIV
- Healthy Relationships
- Personal Safety
If you are interested in previewing the materials that will be covered in class, please contact the your child's principal to set up an appointment during school hours.