Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides a K-12 program in
Physical Education, which complies with Maryland State Department of
Education (MSDE) Requirements.
The Physical Education Program at the elementary level provides 5
required themes which include Basic Movement, Dance & Rhythms,
Manipulatives, Ball Handling and Fitness using the
Fitnessgram assessments for Grades 4 &
5. Supplemental themes include Track & Field, Climbing Wall,
Orienteering, and Hoops to name a few.
The Physical Education Program at the middle school level provides 7
areas of instruction including Fitness and Conditioning,
Coordination, Throwing and Catching, Striking, Speed/Timing and
Accuracy, Leisure and Dance. In the 8th Grade, students
may elect to enroll in a second course titled Team Approach to
Sports. Studentís fitness will be assessed using Fitnessgram once
during each year a student is in middle school.
The Physical Education Program at the high school level provides for
the improvement of health and skill related components, physical
fitness and the development of individual and team skills. Lessons
created on this level challenge students to set goals for personal
fitness and work toward goal attainment.
Fitness for Life I must be taken by all students as part of AACPS
graduation requirement and an additional 1/2 credit elective needs
to be taken from offered courses in Physical Education and Dance.
Additional Activity based course offering at the High School level
Note: Each of these offerings can be taken multiple
times provided the prerequisite course has been satisfied.
Additional Lecture-based course offering at the High School level