HIGH SCHOOL HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, ABUSE, AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION INSTRUCTION  

HIGH SCHOOL HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, ABUSE, AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION INSTRUCTION  

Students enrolled in high school health will receive instruction in Human Growth and Development, Abuse, and Violence Prevention during the third six weeks for students earning credit during the fall semester or the sixth six weeks for students earning credit during the spring semester.  Topics will include the physical changes resulting from puberty, as well as personal hygiene, abuse, abstinence, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, dating violence, family violence, and child abuse.        

These topics are included in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for high school health education. All lessons are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the requirements that are mandated by the state. Parents have the right to review the curriculum materials on each individual campus by request.       

Under Texas statute, parents must choose to “opt-in” their child to participate in the lessons that address human growth and development, abuse, and violence prevention.   

Below is the opt-in window as well as the time frame when lessons will be taught:       

Semester 2 Enrollment  
Parent Opt-in Window: March 27 - April 6  
Instruction: May 8-12  

This content is intended to initiate conversations between you and your child about the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during adolescence. In addition, awareness and education on abuse and violence are key to prevention and intervention. It is a priority for Katy ISD to partner with our families and community to create a safety net for our students.