In Leander ISD, students in Grades 7–9 are taught Human Sexuality Curriculum through presentations by LifeGuard, an independent organization. 

LISD believes that sexuality education begins at home. Parents or legal guardians are the primary educators of their children and can be the most important influence on your child’s health decisions. The lessons your child will receive in school are designed to reinforce what a parent or legal guardian is teaching at home, not to replace it.

2021-22 Update: During the 87th Texas Legislation, a new bill (Texas House Bill 1525) was adopted that requires parents or legal guardians to opt-in their students to participate in Human Sexuality curriculum. Please see the Notification Letters & Opt-In Forms below to opt your student in.

LifeGuard Character & Sexuality Education

The purpose of the LifeGuard Character and Sexuality Education is to empower teens with accurate information and practical tools to help them make healthy decisions, build strong relationships, and (following Texas guidelines) fully experience the benefits of saving sex for marriage. LifeGuard is an independent organization. 

For LISD students in grades 7-9, LifeGuard Character and Sexuality Education Lessons are taught in blended environments that include both boys and girls. The topics covered in this abstinence-based curriculum are those found in the Leander ISD Health Matrix and in the Texas Health TEKS. All content has been reviewed by the Leander ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and is grade-level specific and developmentally appropriate.

LifeGuard Presentation Topics

7th Grade:

  • Human Body
  • Sexual Intercourse Definition
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Exposure
  • Pregnancy and Fetal Development
  • Abstinence
  • Influences and Character
  • Choices, Goals and Setbacks

8th Grade:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  • Risk and Risk-Avoidance
  • Abstinence
  • Types of Sexual Activity
  • Pregnancy and Fetal Development
  • Influences and Boudaries
  • Love vs. Infatuation
  • Relationships and Life’s Choices

9th Grade:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  • Abstinence
  • Types of Sexual Activity
  • Contraceptives
  • Pregnancy and Fetal Development
  • Influences on Sexual Behavior
  • Boundaries
  • Goals
  • Respect, Self-Esteem and Character
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Love vs. Lust

Participation and Parent Preview Access

  • Opting-In: Participation in the human sexuality curriculum is voluntary. Parents or legal guardians must “opt-in” their student for the lessons by one of the following options:
    • Complete the Google Form found at their student’s campus website
    • Return the signed parent letter found below under Notification Letters & Opt-In Forms
    • Provide written request to their student’s campus  
  • Previewing Curriculum: Parents or legal guardians will be provided three options to preview the LifeGuard curriculum documents and teaching materials.
    • Attend the virtual Parent Workshop on Zoom – see below for the registration link.
    • Contact their student’s campus to schedule an appointment to view a printed copy.  
    • Request a Parent Preview from Lifeguard Website

To view more materials related to LifeGuard, please visit the LifeGuard website.

Parent Workshops

LISD will be hosting informational workshops that provide an overview of the Character and Sexuality Curriculum presented by LifeGuard.

The LifeGuard parent workshops are designed to give parents or legal guardians helpful tips for communicating with their children (grades 7-9) about human sexuality, allow them to review the curriculum, explore statistics from health officials and ask questions of LIfeGuard and LISD staff.

For more information about these parent workshops, or if you have questions about LifeGuard, please contact Alicia Westcot at [email protected].

LifeGuard Parent Workshop Date(s):

Notification Letters & Opt-In Forms

Digital Option

Please visit your student’s campus website, linked in the “Student Presentation Dates” section above, to access the campus specific Opt-In Google Form.

Paper Option

Please print, sign and return the following letter to the front office of your student’s campus to opt-in your student to the LifeGuard student presentations.