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Last modified: March 16, 2022

Secondary Human Development

Hello Secondary Parents,

This page provides information and resources about teaching and supporting conversations with your student about the Human Development Strand for Health I (8th Grade) and Health II (10th Grade) which covers Sex Education. 

Consent Forms

USBE English Consent Form

USBE Spanish Consent Form

Standards and Pacing Guides

8th Grade 

PCSD 8th Grade Health Pacing Guide -see Unit #7

Adopted Curriculum-Choosing the Best Path

  • Teachers use the district approved STD materials to teach these standards.
  • Teachers do NOT use the videos that came with this curriculum.They do not meet district policy.
  • Contraception, pregnancy prevention, and STD/STI prevention is NOT taught 8th Grade!
  • To review this curriculum in greater detail please contact your student’s teacher.

Health I- (8th Grade) Full Standards

HI.HD.1: Describe the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes of abstinence and recognize the individual differences in growth and development, physical appearance, self-identify, and attraction.

HI. HD.2: Describe the anatomy, physiology, and ways to care for the reproductive system.

HI. HD. 3: Define and describe the mental, emotions, physical, and social benefits of practicing sexual abstinence.

HI.HD.4: Understand the process of pregnancy, practices for a healthy pregnancy, and pregnancy prevention. Identify adoption as an option for unintended pregnancy and discuss the Newborn Safe Haven Law.

HI.HD. 5: Identify common reproductive conditions and diseases, including cancers. 

HI.HD. 6: Identify practices for prevention of common sexually transmitted disease/infections (STD/STI)

HI.HD. 7: Identify accurate and credible sources of information about sexual health, development, relationships harassment, and abuse and identify who and where to turn to for help (for example parent, relative, clergy, health provider, teacher, counselor)

HI. HD. 8: Recognize characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

HI. HD. 9: Recognize harassment, abuse, discrimination, and relationship violence prevention and reporting strategies.

10th Grade 

PCSD 10th Grade Pacing Guide– see Unit #6

Adopted Curriculum- Choosing the Best Journey 

  • Teachers use the PCSD approved Contraception presentation.
  • Teachers use the PCSD approved STD prevention presentation.
  • To review this curriculum in greater detail please contact your student’s teacher.

Health II (10th Grade) Full Standards

HII. HD. 1: Analyze how brain development has an impact on cognitive, social, and emotional changes of adolescence and early adulthood. 

HII.HD. 2: Define and describe the mental, physical, and social health benefits of sexual abstinence.

HII. HD. 3: Explain the process of conception, fetal development and birth, practices for a healthy pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, and parenting responsibilities.

HII.HD. 4: Identify practices for prevention of common sexually transmitted infections (STD/STI).

HII. HD.5: Explain the importance of understanding the healthy and unhealthy function or reproduction anatomy.

HII. HD. 6: Discuss risk reduction, prevention and early detection methods for common reproduction conditions and diseases, including cancers, and when it may be necessary to seek medical care.

HII.HD. 7: Identify accurate and credible resources for sexual health, development, and relationships, and identify who and where to turn to for help (i.e. parent, clergy, relative, health care provider, teacher, counselor).

HII.HD.8: Recognize characteristics of healthy relationships, the impact of relationship has on wellness, practice skills to build healthy relationships, and emphasize the responsibility within families and communities to support healthy relationships.

HII.HD. 9: Discuss harassment, abuse, discrimination, and relationship violence prevention and reporting strategies.