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In March 2002, when NASSPE was founded, only about sex scools dozen public schools offered single-gender classrooms. In the 2011-2012 school year, at least 506 public schools in the United States offered single-sex educational opportunities.

About 390 of those schools are COED schools which offer single-sex CLASSROOMS, but which retain at least some coed activities. These letters demand the school explain how the program is assessed, demand to see all program data, all information regarding professional development, etc. The letters threaten legal action if the school doesn’t promptly reply. For example, the Adrian school district – a small school district in rural Missouri – began offering girls’ classrooms and boys’ classrooms, as an option. The district superintendent Kirk Eidson reported that “the single-gender classes have created fewer distractions and that students are doing better”. Nevertheless, the ACLU sent a letter threatening legal action if the district did not abandon the single-gender format.

Smaller school districts often simply do not have the time or the personnel to deal with the ACLU’s harassment. It’s easier to give in than to fight. We don’t want to do anything to facilitate the ACLU’s program of harassment. Consequently, we no longer estimate the number of schools offering single-gender classrooms. Without providing a list of schools, any estimate would be impossible for third parties to verify.

Single-gender programs in public schools are legal, as the Federal court ruling in the Breckinridge case clearly demonstrated, and as the 2012 ruling in the Wood County case reaffirmed. If your district wants to offer an all-girls public school or an all-boys public school, the requirements are very simple. If your district wants to offer a coed school with single-gender classrooms, then the requirements are more complex. You should began by contacting us and we will be glad to help. Unfortunately, there are still school administrators out there who think it’s legal to ASSIGN girls and boys to single-gender classrooms, without first obtaining “opt in” consent IN WRITING from parents.

This “opt out” approach is explicitly prohibited by the Wood County precedent. If you are a parent looking for a PRIVATE girls’ school in the United States or Canada, we recommend that you begin with the list of member schools of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. If you are a parent looking for a PRIVATE boys’ school in the United States or Canada, we recommend that you begin with the list of member schools of the International Boys’ School Coalition. Traditionally, adolescents in many cultures were not given any information on sexual matters, with the discussion of these issues being considered taboo.