Health and Physical Education
Comprehensive health education is part of an integrated curriculum in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. The curriculum includes information on safety, injury prevention, mental and emotional health, growth and development, family life, environmental health, consumer health, personal health and hygiene, substance abuse prevention, disease prevention and control, nutrition, and emergency care. Human growth and development, including puberty and sexual health education, is an integral part of the curriculum. Our partners in instruction, parents will be informed ahead of time, and they will have the opportunity to “opt out” their children.
High School Physical Education (.5 credit) and Personal Fitness (.5 credit) are required for high school graduation. Marching Band, Dance and ROTC students may waive the .5 Physical Education credit but must still complete the .5 Personal Fitness course. Student athletes may waive the .5 Physical Education and .5 Personal Fitness for completing 2 seasons more of an interscholastic sport at the Varsity or Junior Varsity level.
Welcome to the Department of Physical Education Web Site. This web site is provided as a resource for school and district administrators, teachers, parents, students and the public. On this site you will find information about the many programs and services offered through this Department including:
- contact information
- curriculum maps & guides
- state mandates
- technical assistance documents
- best practices
- links to Internet resources, including interactive sites for students
- department forms
- physical education policy
- wellness policy
- information on physical activity opportunities in the community
Physical Education Resources
Mr. Lary Beal