Where do you get your information from?
All of our medical information is collected from the Centers for Disease Control. The rest of the information is collected from several resources including Guttmacher Institute and The National Campaign. To see a complete list of resources, click on the Compass tab and Compass Citations.
What do you base your curriculum on?
We seek to provide accurate, up to date medical information and community resources as well as teach the key concepts laid out in the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program for personal and social development for 7th, 8th, and 9th grader students.
Are all 10 days spent discussing the topic of sex?
Only 3 days are dedicated to medically accurate information including reproductive health and STIs. The rest of the classes cover healthy relationships and life choices in accordance to the Missouri and Kansas state education requirements. For 7th and 9th grade students, we separate the students by gender, to talk through the anatomy as well as other basic questions they might have.
Why are parents required to do homework with the students?
Homework is required of 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians. We require homework to start discussions within the home to ultimately connect parents to their students. We know that students want to hear what their parents think about with this topic and care about what they say. Both parties learn about and from each other.
Are condoms brought into the classroom and do you hand them out to the students?
Educators bring a piece of a material that is like a condom into the classroom to show them how thin it is. It is not passed around for students to interact with, it is a visual educational aid only.
Do you teach the students how to preform sexual acts?
No. We do not teach or encourage sexual activity. The kinds/types of sex are carefully presented in the context of making safe, informed choices in regards to the dangers of STD/STIs.