Family Life Education (FLE)

Information for families

Fairfax County Public Schools' (FCPS) Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum is taught in grades K-12. Lessons include age-appropriate instruction in

  • family living and community relationships
  • abstinence education
  • the value of postponing sexual activity
  • the benefits of adoption as a positive choice in the event of an unwanted pregnancy
  • human sexuality and human reproduction.

Instruction promotes parental involvement, fosters positive self-concepts, and provides coping mechanisms for dealing with peer pressure and the stresses related to the students' developmental stages and abilities.

Parents may remove their child(ren) from any FLE lessons at a particular grade level. Students removed from a lesson will be taught alternative, non-FLE, lessons. 

School divisions are required to have an advisory committee with broad community representation. The committee reviews and makes recommendations about the FLE content.

View the Curricula

Parents have the right to review the complete family life curricula. This includes all supplemental materials used in any family life education program. Instructional materials may be viewed in:

  • Parent View in Schoology: lessons, slide presentations, and media (media on DVD is not available)
  • School library: lessons, slides presentations, and media
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library: lessons and slide presentations

Contact your child’s school for help setting up your Parent View account or accessing FLE materials in Blackboard.