Sexual Health Education

Sexual Health Education


Sexual health education is a required part of Alberta’s provincially mandated curriculum. It is taught as part of Health and Life Skills in Grades 4-9 and as part of Career and Life Management (CALM) in Grades 10-12. The Alberta Education curriculum identifies specific learning goals for each grade level.

The human sexuality component is offered to all students.

For students of all ages, sexual health education shall:

  • Be science-based and free from bias;
  • Honour self-worth and dignity;
  • Be inclusive of personal, family and social values;
  • Respect individual differences;
  • Provide a supportive environment for students to learn and ask questions; and
  • Use age-appropriate teaching methods and material.

Related Assurance Element(s)

Element 2: Students demonstrate Well-Being
Element 3: Teachers and Leaders Model, Promote and Support Success and Wellness
Element 10: The Learning Community Promotes Care, Respect and Safety