Middle School Sexual Health Education


The following is a look at the standards Grand Island Public Schools students are taught in grades 6 through 8 health classes. The main middle school sexual health education curriculum resource is HealthSmart

  • PHW: Physical Health & Wellness
  • SH: Sexual Health

6th grade

Grooming/Puberty

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PHW 2. Practice appropriate hygiene habits.
  • SH 2. Be sexually abstinent.
    • Puberty is when a person's body and feelings change from a child's into an adult's.
    • Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

7th grade

Human Reproduction

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • SH 1. Establish and maintain healthy (dating) relationships.
  • SH 2. Be sexually abstinent.
  • SH 3. Engage in behaviors that prevent or reduce sexually transmitted disease (STD), including HIV infection.
  • SH 4. Engage in behaviors that prevent or reduce unintended pregnancy.
  • PHW 10. Seek out help for common infectious diseases and chronic disease and conditions (STDs).
    • People's bodies can look very different from each other, but are still normal and healthy.
    • HIV is a very serious illness that eventually causes death
    • An STD is an illness that people catch from having sex with someone who already has it
    • You can prevent getting HIV and other STDs.
    • Most middle and high school students are abstinent
    • Choosing abstinence means a person does not have to worry about pregnancy or STDs.
    • Birth control is very safe and is good at preventing pregnancy.
    • Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

8th grade

Dating & Dating Violence

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • V 4. Avoid engaging in violence, including sexual harassment, coercion, exploitation, physical fighting, and rape.
  • SH 1. Establish and maintain healthy dating relationships.
  • SH 4. Engage in behaviors that prevent or reduce unintended pregnancy.
  • SH 2. Be sexually abstinent.
  • SH 7. Treat others with courtesy and respect without regard to their sexuality.
    • Everyone has a right to say who touches their body and how.
    • Consent is permission or agreement to engage in sexual activity.
    • All teens need to learn about gender identity and sexual orientation.
    • Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Pregnancy

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • SH 2. Be sexually abstinent.
  • SH 4. Engage in behaviors that prevent or reduce unintended pregnancy.
    • Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Additional resources

Local services

The following local offices offer services related to sexual health:

Central Health Center
217 East Stolley Park Rd Ste E
308-384-7625

Grand Island Clinic
2444 W Faidley Ave
308-382-1100

Internal Medicine Associates
729 N Custer Ave
308-382-9266

Collage Center
822 N Diers Ave
308-675-2217

Hansen Medical Group
3016 W Faidley Ave
308-381-8546

Obstetricians & Gynecologists
3008 W Stolley Park Ste 1
308-381-1490
1-800-742-3305

Family Practice
2116 W Faidley Ave Ste 400
308-381-0162

Heartland Health Center
3307 W Capital
308-382-4297

Wagoner Medical Group
800 N Alpha St
308-382-2010

Additional middle school sexual health education resources