"She was cool letting me use stuff like this to help keep me in check -- but as long as I stay safe," he says. "As long as I don't not use protection."
Critics also question whether students would be organized enough to get themselves to clinics or be mature enough to actually use the information before having sex.
"I'm skeptical how often somebody will say, 'Hey, if you don't tell me your test results then we're not doing it,'" says Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council. "To expect a 13-year-old, or a 15- or 17-year-old for that matter, to able to act in such a rational manner while they're in the grip of these irrational passions is very naive and unrealistic."
Even more progressive institutions, like Planned Parenthood, express caution.
"While we value the use of innovative tools to improve sexual health, the most powerful message we can deliver to prevent infections is to always use a condom every time you have sex," says Leslie Kantor, Planned Parenthood's vice president of education.
The district says it recognizes parents may be uncomfortable with their children using technology to text and share their STD status, but notes its tech-savvy students have a different perspective.
"This is how they receive information now. This is where they go to -- their phones -- and so for them to receive it that way isn't abnormal. It's normal," Kordic says. "What we're doing basically as adults is we're entering their world, which we're always trying to do. We're always trying to figure out how do we speak their language -- use our tools, but bridge that with what they're doing now."
French, who's already taught Qpid.me to about 120 students, says he did it to protect them.
"It's just shown to them as a tool, just like a condom is a tool to prevent an STD," he says. "If students aren't getting tested or aren't talking to their partners about STD status, then knowing what gonorrhea is is kind of irrelevant."
The district says it's too soon to know how many students are using Qpid.me. In the future, Bastani says he'd like the service to be an educational tool used across the country.
"We'll have the best information anywhere in the country for where students -- and anyone who wants to get tested for STDs -- can go," he says. "Sometimes kids are going to forget to use condoms, sometimes they're not going to share their status, but if there's a resource for them to do so, I think it empowers a lot of them who are really concerned about this."