Family Life & Human Development

As part of the middle and high school instructional health program, all students starting in grade five participate in comprehensive health education instruction. The Family Life and Human Development Unit is just one of the several units taught in health education. This unit was developed based on national and state health education standards and in accordance with Maryland State Regulation (COMAR 13A.04.18).

The specific outcomes and activities are designed to be developmentally appropriate for students at each grade level. Students in grades 5 through 8 receive Family Life and Human Development in same-gender classes. The information provided promotes abstinence as the safest, healthiest choice for adolescents. Students may be excused from the Family Life and Human Development Unit of the program upon written request from their parent or guardian. Appropriate alternative instruction will be provided for those being excused. Parents are invited to review the information and materials used in the Family Life Unit.

To view the WCPS brochure, outlining the curriculum and expectations, click here.

To view and print Opt-out forms for the Family Life and Human Development curriculum, please click the appropriate link below: For questions regarding Family Life and Human Development curriculum, please contact Tamara Mills by emailing tjmills@mail.worcester.k12.md.us.