What is 45North?

45North is a medically accurate and science based Sexual Education and Relationship Training curriculum designed for use in public schools grades 7th and 8th. This engaging curriculum equips adolescents with relationship skills that are effective for establishing healthy connections among peers, family members, and romantic partners. Our lesson plans are currently designed for eight class periods per grade, seventh and eighth, but can be condensed or expanded depending on the number of days 45North is scheduled to present. It can also be adjusted for different grades levels depending on administration preference. 45North is currently in four school districts.

 

The 45North Approach

45North is unique in its holistic approach to teaching students about relationships using fun and interactive lessons. Students love that the presenters are authentic and open with them. The lessons are designed to be memorable, and make a lasting and meaningful impression.

45North is a sexual risk avoidance model that addresses how to eliminate all risk involved with teen sex rather than focusing on reducing teen sex risk by increasing contraceptive usage.

45North curriculum

The 45North course objective for our school curriculum is, at the end of this course, students will develop an accurate understanding of healthy relationships & sexuality and obtain practical tools to aid them in their current and future human connections. 

The 45North course has four modules: Healthy Relationships, Healthy Sexuality, Choices & Effects, and Moving Forward. 

45North topics include:

  • Anatomy
  • STI/STD (sexually transmitted infections/diseases)
  • Sexual integrity
  • Setting boundaries
  • Understanding friendship, dating and love
  • Pornography
  • Decision-making
  • And other issues affecting contemporary young people.

What's being said about 45north

Related well with students. Great interactions with classes. Excellent program. — Teacher from Sleeping Giant Middle School