Health is a one semester class. Students select either first or second semester.
Health classes are all graded A, B, C, D or F and an online Student/CPR class is required for In Person Health class and an online First Aid with a CPR component is included in the Online Learning class.
HEALTH STUDENTS MUST ATTEND AND TAKE THE FINAL ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE IN PERSON CLASS. Finals may not be taken early. Students taking the Online Learning class must finish the class on or before the last day of the semester. The online class is self paced and so students can work on the class on their own schedule.
MBX offers Health through In Person or Online Learning. The dates are the same for both.
See below for specific dates due to Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays
Semester 1: Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, July 7
Tuesday to Friday, June 20 – 23
Monday to Friday, June 26 – June 30
Wednesday to Friday, July 5 – July 7
Semester 2: Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 27 (meets Monday – Thursday)
In Person Health
Classes meet following the Traditional Summer School schedule above. The first session is adjusted to accommodate the Juneteenth and 4th of July holidays. The second session meets Monday – Thursday. All classes meet 8:30am – 2:00pm
Students may not miss more than one class meeting. Tardies and lates accrue to equate to an absence. Students who do not meet attendance requirements will be dropped from the course without refund of tuition.
Important Information Regarding MBX Health Curriculum
The Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS curriculum will present factual information based on current scientific evidence which empowers the student to follow a course of abstinence and other healthy sexual attitudes and behaviors, recognizing the family as the primary provider of sex education.
California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school or junior high school and once in high school, starting in grade 7.
Instruction must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Instruction must be medically accurate, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. It must include the following:
- Information about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including transmission, FDA approved methods to prevent HIV and STIs, and treatment
- Information that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and HIV and other STIs, and information about value of delaying sexual activity
- Discussion about social views of HIV and AIDS
- Information about accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care
- Information about pregnancy, including FDA approved prevention methods, pregnancy
outcomes, prenatal care, and the newborn safe surrender law
- Information about sexual orientation and gender, including the harm of negative gender
- Information about healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy behaviors and situations
You can view the California Education Code Sections 51930-51939 by clicking the link.
You, as a parent/guardian, have certain rights regarding sexual health, HIV, and AIDS education. You have the opportunity to request, in writing, that your child not participate in this unit. This request shall be valid for this summer school session, and you may withdraw your request at any time. Any written or audio-visual materials to be used shall be available for your inspection. Whenever any part of the instruction in sexual health, HIV, and AIDS education conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of the parent/guardian of any pupil, the pupil, on written request of the parent/guardian, shall be excused from the part of the course which conflicts with such religious training and beliefs. (The term “religious training and beliefs” includes personal moral convictions.)
*Note: If you do not wish your student to participate in the full Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS Program, you must indicate this in writing as noted below.
State law allows you to remove your student from this instruction. If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health or HIV prevention education, please give a written email request to Kathy Duffy () by June 10, 2023 and your child will be given an alternative unit to complete.