Hello AHS 9th Grade Students and Parents,

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual education to all of our 9th grade students this semester. Local educators Ryan Garcia and Brandi Lucero from the Responsible Sex Education Institute (RSEI), a program of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, will be teaching the evidenced-based curriculum All Together Now on three Wednesday mornings: October 17th, November 7th and December 5th. You can read more about RSEI and All Together Now here.

All Together Now meets the needs of today’s youth by providing necessary and accurate information on the importance of healthy and responsible sexuality. Participants who complete All Together Now demonstrate increased knowledge and skills around accessing reproductive health services and reducing sexual health risks. The program emphasizes abstinence as the only 100% effective means of preventing unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections while also providing a comprehensive understanding of how to protect oneself when becoming sexually active. All Together Now focuses on being inclusive, medically accurate, and giving students an in depth expectation of sexual health issues while educating them on how to address various scenarios. Lesson topics will cover areas such as, Birth Control, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Communicating About Sex, Consent, Healthy Relationships, Reducing Sexual Risk and Influences on Sexual Decision Making.

Please let me know if you would like to have your student opt out of this programming and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,