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Healthy Relationships and Sexuality


AUSD is committed to the emotional and physical health and safety of all our students, and we provide numerous programs and services to support and promote healthy bodies, healthy sexuality, and healthy relationships.  These programs have been developed in accordance with the 2016 California Healthy Youth Act,

This page provides information about our curricula and programs/services, as well as links to outside resources.

Sexual Health Education

Under California's Healthy Youth Act, all middle school and high school students must receive comprehensive sexual education. AUSD is using Oakland Unified School District's comprehensive sexual health education curriculum, Healthy Oakland Teens. This curriculum increases students’ knowledge and skills and connects students to health services in their community. All teachers undergo a full day of professional development before implementing the Healthy Oakland Teens curriculum in their classrooms.

The curriculum includes a free Healthy Oakland Teens mobile app, designed to help students access free, youth-friendly health services. 

Privacy policy for Healthy Oakland Teens app.


Two teens sitting and looking at cell phones

School Based Health Centers

In partnership with Alameda Family Services, AUSD provides School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) at Alameda High School and Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School. These free, confidential clinics provide birth control, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and sexual health referrals, in addition to mental health services and other types of health education services. For question about the clinics' services, please contact

Alameda High School School Based Health Center

Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School

AUSD Resources

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Information

Student Resources


Vernon L. Walton Jr., Ed. D
Director of Secondary Education

Jodi McCarthy
Student Support Services