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Family Life

The State of Tennessee defines "Family Life education" as an abstinence-centered sex education program that builds a foundation of knowledge and skills relating to character development, human development, decision making, abstinence, contraception, and disease prevention. Family Life law is can be found in Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 49-6-1304.

Family Life - Frequently Asked Questions

Family Life Curriculum & Standards
A complete copy of Family Life health education curriculum materials is available for parents to preview in each school as well as in Canvas using your parent account. All lessons include age-appropriate topics based solely on Tennessee Health Education Standards. Parents will be notified prior to courses being taught and given the opportunity to opt-out.

In the state of Tennessee, Family Life standards are included in the Health Education standards. The document linked below provides the Tennessee health education standards which are specific to Family Life.

Grades 5-9 Family Life Standards

Click on the links below to find a comprehensive list of the Tennessee Department of Education Health Education Standards.

K-5 Elementary Health Education Standards

6-8 Middle School Health Education Standards

High School Lifetime Wellness Standards

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