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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-10 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..

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, including all supplemental materials used in any family life education program.  Please see below under Right to Review.

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

Student Exemption Forms

Parents may exempt their child from participating in the Family Life Education (grades K-10) by indicating this in the appropriate section on this ACPS FLE 2023-2024 Qualtrics Form, also received in the Back to School Packet at the beginning of the school year on PowerSchool. 

Right to Review

A parent or guardian has the right to review the family life curricula, including all supplemental materials used in the program. These are kept in each school’s library media center or PE office and made available for review to any parent/guardian during school office hours before and during the school year. The audio-visual materials are made available to parents/guardians for in-person review, upon request.  Please contact your child's PE teacher(s) to schedule a time for preview.

Curriculum At-A-Glance

ACPS develops a summary of the family life curricula designed to assist parents/guardians in understanding the program and to encourage parental involvement in the instruction of students in family life education.

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