Health and physical education

The philosophy of health and physical education (PE) is to improve learning and academic achievement by developing healthier students who endeavor to maintain personal health, value lifetime fitness, and enjoy recreational activities. We are striving to enhance quality instruction that supports healthy habits and making healthy choices.

Elementary School
Students complete 30 minutes moderate to vigorous physical activity daily or 135 minutes per week or 225 minutes per two weeks if in block schedule.

Middle School
Students complete 4 semesters of physical education.

High School
See the graduation requirements page for information about required credits. To find out about available courses see the high school course descriptions page.


Senate Bill 530 requires students in 3rd through 12th grades to participate in a physical fitness evaluation in their physical education class or equivalent class.

The state mandates the use of the Cooper Institute FitnessGram as the state’s tool for evaluation. The components of testing are:

  • cardiorespiratory endurance
  • body composition
  • muscular strength
  • muscular endurance
  • flexibility

Your child will be receiving information concerning their testing schedule from the campus. Parents can request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.

The results of the physical fitness evaluations will not impede grade point average, grade placement, and graduation or campus ratings. The evaluation of health criteria will be used to encourage progress towards reaching the optimum health fitness zone.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, who are appointed by the school district to provide advice on the district's health education instruction. This committee assists the district in ensuring that local community values and health issues are reflected in district's lessons. 

The council meets 4 times a year, twice during the fall semester and twice during the spring. 

Options for PE credit

High school students may receive PE credit for drill team, marching band, dance and some off-campus programs. Find out more about your options for PE credit in the high school course guide on the course guides page.