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Family Life Education

ACPS Family Life Education Curriculum Information and Guidelines

The Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Family Life Education curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive, sequential K-12 program that includes age-appropriate instruction in family living and community relationships, abstinence education, human sexuality and reproduction, and the value of postponing sexual activity and benefits of adoption as a positive choice in the event of an unwanted pregnancy.

Instruction is designed to promote parental involvement, foster positive self-concepts and provide mechanisms for coping with peer pressure and the stresses of modern living according to the students' developmental stages and abilities.

Parents have the right to review the complete family life curricula (links can be found below), including all supplemental materials used in any family life education program (resources available by contacting Kristin Donley, FLE Instructional Specialist, at 703-619-8047).

Virginia Department of Education Guidelines and Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools

Student Exemption Forms

Parents may exempt their child from participating in Family Life Education (grades K-10) by indicating this in the appropriate section of the ACPS Signature Form, also received in the Welcome Packet at the beginning of each school year.

ACPS Signature Form QR Code

Curriculum At-A-Glance

Grades K-10 in English


Grades K-10 in Spanish


Grades K-10 in Arabic


Grades K-10 in Amharic


Grades K-10 in Dari


Contact Information

Kristin Donley, M.Ed., NBCT
Instructional Specialist for Health, Physical Education and Family Life Education
Office of Curriculum Design and Instructional Services
ACPS Central Office
1340 Braddock Place, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314