Family Life Education (FLE)
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.
Parents/guardians may choose to opt out their child of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive, alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. If you wish to opt out your child of all or part of FLE, please fill in the opt-out form and return it to the school prior to Family Life Education instruction.
Opt-out forms and grade-level program descriptions
FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Account information is available at your local school or online. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that are not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.
Program questions may be addressed to Assistant Principal Ms. Niccolls, firstname.lastname@example.org, by contacting FCPS Instructional Services at 571-423-4550, or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, FCPS Health and Physical Education Coordinator at email@example.com.