Physical Education and Assessment

Elementary, Middle School and Intermediate Physical Education

In Kindergarten-Grade 5, students learn fundamental movement skills and cues; begin to understand that the body functions in relation to physical activity; develop body control; become aware of the health-related fitness components; begin applying strategies, rules, etiquette, and conflict resolution techniques in dynamic situations; and identify safety practices and protocols while being physically active. Students engage in activities that develop basic levels of strength, endurance, and flexibility. Activities are presented to complement a student's natural inclination to view physical activity as challenging and enjoyable.

In Grades 6-8 physical education, students apply sport concepts; recognize key elements for success; develop plans for health-related fitness, skill-related fitness, and skill improvement; apply knowledge of safety practices and self-management; and understand in greater detail the function of the body. Students learn to use technology to assist in measuring and monitoring personal performance. An emphasis is placed on opportunities for participation, activity choices, enjoyment, and challenge, both in and out of school.

Curriculum Resources: Quaver Health and PE (K-6), Spark PE (K-12)

High School Physical Education

The Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits course offers current approaches for the foundation of personal fitness, physical literacy, lifetime wellness, and healthy living. Students in Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits will apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery of the concepts needed to achieve lifetime wellness. Students will participate in a variety of physical activities for attaining personal fitness and lifetime wellness.

The Skill-Based Lifetime Activities course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in basic sport skills, basic sport knowledge, and health and fitness principles. Students experience opportunities that promote physical literacy and lifetime wellness. Students in Skill-Based Lifetime Activities participate in a minimum of one lifelong activity from each of the following five categories during the course.

(A) Target games are activities in which students send an object toward a target.

(B) Striking and fielding games are activities in which students strike an object in order to score points within a game.

(C) Fitness activities provide opportunities for students to apply fitness principles to accomplish an objective.

(D) Rhythmic activities provide opportunities for students to demonstrate or create movement sequences with rhythm.

(E) Innovative games and activities with international significance are those games and activities that use new or innovative equipment, have been created by students, or are played internationally.


Curriculum Resources: Good Heart Wilcox: Fitness and Wellness Skills; Spark PE (K-12)


Physical Fitness Assessment/FitnessGram (Grades 3–12) 

Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3–12 who are enrolled in a physical education course or a course for which physical education credit is awarded. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to the school principal to obtain the results of his or her child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year.