Exemptions from Instruction
Reproductive Health & Disease Education
Any student whose parent/guardian presents a written request to the principal shall be exempted from instruction on reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development and treatment. A student so exempted shall not be penalized by reason of the exemption. The exemption must be requested annually. (1003.42(3) F.S.) 7th Grade – Reproductive health and disease is addressed during the second semester in 7th grade science classes. HOPE – Parents may request to review the instructional resources used for HOPE by contacting the Instructional Resources & Media Services Department at (904) 547-3947.
Students may be excused from conducting biological dissections upon written request of a parent/legal guardian. (1003.47 F.S.)