SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION 
FOR CEDARBURG

"REAL" HG&D (Responsibly Educating Adolescents for Life) 


Cedarburg Parents for Responsible HG&D Education is comprised of concerned parents, pediatricians, educators, clergy and community members.  We have researched the HG&D programs of neighboring school districts and are developing responsible, abstinence-focused yet comprehensive HG&D programs for 7th, 8th and 9th graders.  Our medical and health educators have developed a responsible, comprehensive, medically-accurate and abstinence-based HG&D education for their teens.  In 2014, we will again host weekend sessions of "REAL" HG&D -- Responsibly Educating Adolescents for Life.


The "REAL" HG&D programs are taught by educators and medical professionals who are passionate about providing teens with accurate and comprehensive HG&D information.  It will emphasize that abstinence is the best approach for teens, while giving them the knowledge and tools they need to make good decisions for themselves as teens, young adults and throughout their lives. Teens will be able to learn in an environment where they can feel comfortable asking questions and sharing their thoughts.    


REGISTRATION FOR 2015 "REAL" HG&D (Responsibly Educating Adolescents for Life)  WILL BE OPEN SOON.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES


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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:


In Spring 2012, the Cedarburg School Board adopted a new Human Growth & Development (HG&D) curriculum for 7th, 8th and 9th graders (HG&D was formerly called "sex ed").  It is very different from what was taught in the past.  This program, entitled Choosing the Best, was the choice of four members of the Cedarburg School Board.  It was chosen over the objections of many educators, pediatricians, professionals, and parents in the district. Click the first box below for more information on how Choosing the Best was adopted.

Why are educators, pediatricians, professionals and parents concerned about the content of this new curriculum?  Choosing the Best suggests that any sexual activity outside of marriage leaves a person dirty, damaged, guilty, shamed and incapable of healthy relationships. It provides incomplete information about contraceptives and STDS.  It provides only negative information relative to contraceptives.  This incomplete information is misleading and puts our children at risk.  For additional details about the objectionable qualities of the curriculum, click on the second box below.
 

OPTING YOUR CHILD OUT OF CHOOSING THE BEST:


Every parent or guardian of a 7th, 8th and 9th grader in the Cedarburg School District can and should educate themselves on the Choosing the Best program.  You should decide whether or not you want your teen to hear the messages delivered in this program.  

Parents of all 7th, 8th and 9th graders in the Cedarburg public schools have already received a form asking them to elect whether or not they want their child to participate in the Choosing the Best program.  If you elected for your child to participate in the schools' program, but upon further research here you decide that you do not agree with the misleading information or the shame-and-risk approach to encouraging teens to choose abstinence, you can still make the decision to opt-or-elect your child out of the program.
  
The district  will be taught at Webster Transitional School and Cedarburg High School starting in January 2014.  Even if you have already completed this form, you may contact the school office at any time to elect your child out of the Choosing the Best program.  

   


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