The Millbrae School District offers a comprehensive sexual education (sex ed) for Taylor's 7th and 8th grade students in addition to the mandated HIV/AIDS education class (EdCode 51933). Sex ed is typically taught in the later half of the school year in the 7th/8th grade science classes. Below are many of the resources used during the sex ed program. Any questions or concerns should be brought to the Taylor Middle School's administration.
Curriculum: TeenTalk Middle School
The District's Education Services office, through DLAC review and School Board approval, has adopted the Health Connected's TeenTalk Middle School curriculum for its sex ed curriculum. The TeenTalk curriculum can be reviewed by the public in the Taylor School office. This comprehensive curriculum includes topics on HIV/AIDS and STI (aka STD) prevention, birth control with an emphasis on abstinence, values around gender, sexual orientation, and sexual relationships, reproductive anatomy and physiology, and many more useful topics for teens to maintain a healthy body. For review, here are the curriculums' Table of Contents and Overview.
The 7th and 8th grade science teachers, assisted by the District Wellness Coordinator, developed lesson plans that include other education materials in addition to the TeenTalk Middle School curriculum. The 7th grade lesson plan focuses on basic sex ed topics such as anatomy, healthy relationships, pregnancy and birth control, STI and HIV/AIDS prevention, and an introduction on sexual orientation. The 8th grade lesson plan is designed to reinforce the 7th grade topics while exploring the impact of being sexually active, sex in the media, and greater skill development in birth control and STI prevention methods.
Middle school students are not required to participate. Parental notification with the option to opt-out the student from the sex ed program will be mailed home in advance of the start of the classes.
Sex Ed Materials: some or all of these materials may be utilized during sex ed instruction:
Other Useful Resources