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Elective Course- Accelerated Senior Seminar Life 101

Accelerated Senior Seminar: Life 101 (Formally Accelerated Studies in Sexuality)

Alternate Day Elective—Grade 12

Within a supervised educational setting, this senior seminar has been developed to enable mature twelfth grade students to discuss current trends and difficulties within human relationships. This course encourages students to explore issues and attitudes in all areas of their lives. Throughout the course, there is critical exploration of various social issues in human sexuality. These sensitive topics may include teenage pregnancy, sexual assault, sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS Education), sexual orientation, contraception, and abstinence education. Students are encouraged to examine the multicultural, heterogeneous expression of values around these topics. The course also helps students integrate knowledge of self and others with better communication skills, increased ability to manage conflict, and increased insight in making decisions. Community resources, including speakers who are familiar with issues through their own experiences, are utilized to enhance learning and develop awareness of the complexity of the issues. Because of the sensitive topics explored, parental permission is required to schedule this course.