The Illinois School Code requires school districts to provide instruction in family life and the prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS in grades 6-12. Pursuant to Section 3 of the Comprehensive Health Education Act, “No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any class or course on instruction on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS; family life instruction, instruction on the prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS; instruction on diseases; recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse; or instruction on donor programs for organ/tissue, blood donor, and transplantation, if the pupil’s parent or guardian submits WRITTEN objection thereto.”
As authorized by Article 27 – 13.2 of the Illinois School Code, the District will provide instruction during the course of the school year in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse. Any parent or guardian wishing to exclude his/her child from such instruction must submit a written objection to the building principal.
All Northbrook Junior High students, grades 6-8, attend one rotation of Quest for Health, taught by Health teacher Wendy Concklin. Please visit Health, Wellness and Fitness information in each grade curriculum guide for more information.