Sexually Explicit Content in Instructional Materials
The Code of Virginia 22.1-16.8, 2.2-2827, 18.2-390 requires all schools to list all instructional materials with sexually explicit content. Any instructional content that may meet the definition of sexually explicit is listed below. Please contact your child’s teacher directly if you would like to review any of these instructional materials.
For additional information including terms and definitions, please see RCPS policy 6.62a.
Anatomy & Physiology / AP Biology
Anatomy and Physiology and AP Biology cover materials related to specific male and female anatomy. Course objectives include instructional materials pertaining to human sexual content, in the nature of human biology. Current instructional materials, including the textbook, contain content related to human sexual structures, sexual response related to human reproduction, and diagrams of basic male and female anatomy.
Roanoke County Public Schools family life education does not meet the criteria of this policy, but as always, parents may view the family life curriculum at https://www.rcps.us/Page/447. Roanoke County Public Schools will teach the state family life standards, but parents are offered the option to opt their child out of this instruction if they choose to do so. If parents would like to view the family life resources, they may schedule to do so at their child’s school through the counseling department.