• Human Sexuality Program Information 

    Georgetown ISD uses Choose the Best Way and Big Decisions curricula to facilitate learning around sexual health.


    Choose the Best Way 

    Mission: Educate teens on the health advantages of delayed sexual activity and empower them to make the healthiest choices, in order to reduce unplanned pregnancies and STDs, improving life outcomes for teens and their families.

    Choose the Best Way is created for lower middle school students, this six-lesson curriculum gives students age-appropriate insight into what's happening to their changing bodies and emotions, explores healthy versus unhealthy relationships, and teachers delaying sex as the best way. 

    6th-grade students will receive sexual health instruction during the spring semester. Science teachers will be responsible for facilitating instruction. 

    Resources: 

    • Lesson Sequence
    • Parent Resources
    • Opt-out Form

     

    Big Decisions

    Mission: The goal of Big Decisions curriculum is to help young people make healthy and informed decisions about sex. By empowering youth to protect their health and avoid unplanned pregnancy, youth will be better able to achieve their educational career goals, and their children will be more likely to be healthy. 

    Big Decisions encourages young people to postpone sexual involvement, and the program also gives them knowledge and skills to reduce their risks of when they do eventually become sexually active. Big Decisions embeds basic sexual health education in a program that provides a safe, inclusive, and respectful group experience, and that helps young people: 

    • value and respect, both showing respect and expecting respect;
    • connect healthy decisions to achieving their personal goals and dreams;
    • recognize and build healthy relationships;
    • set and defend personal limits - and respect others' personal limits; 
    • practice refusal skills; and 
    • anticipate challenges and how to overcome them.

     7th-grade students will receive sexual health instruction during the fall semester and 8th-grade students will receive sexual health instruction during the spring semester. Science teachers will be responsible for facilitating instruction. 

    Resources: 

     Opt-out form

    To view the curricula, please contact Paige Hoellen via email at hoellenp@georgetownisd.org.