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Family Life Education

Middle School Family Life Education Program

Each year, parents of middle school students are given the opportunity to choose a Family Life Education course for their child. The two courses are: MY LIFE: Choices Today for a Healthy Tomorrow, an abstinence-until-marriage course or STEPPING STONES TO BETTER LIVING: Responsible Decisions, an abstinence-based comprehensive course. Parents can also choose to opt their child out of either Family Life Education course.

Course Descriptions and Scope & Sequence Chart:

Grade 6: English Version
  Spanish Version
   
Grade 7: English Version
  Spanish Version
   
Grade 8: English Version
  Spanish Version

 
Both Family Life Education courses are taught during a portion of the student’s health or physical education classes and use a variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion, group work, role-playing, multi-media, worksheets, games, etc. Students receive homework that reflects the day’s lesson. Students are encouraged to share this work with their parents. Students are tested for understanding and receive a grade for the course.

Parents can learn more about the Family Life Education courses by attending the annual Parent Education Open House, by reviewing the curricula at their child’s school or by contacting a Family Life Education teacher.

Family Life Education Office (located in Gregory Elementary)
Phone: 910-251-6185
Fax: 910-251-6141