• PE& Physical Activity

Resources


  • Kaiser Permanente has created a fantastic Walking Log to help get you motivated and keep focused on your goals. A great tool for everyone!

FAQs

  • What is the difference between physical activity and physical education?

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    Click HERE to see the difference between Physical Activity and Physical Education. Check out this infographic provided by SPARK which highlights the difference between Physical Education and Physical Activity.

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  • How much time during the school week is devoted to P.E. for students in ES, MS, & HS?

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    Most students at the elementary level receive physical education two times a week for 30 minutes, some schools opt to teach students physical education in an hour block once a week. Students at the middle school receive physical education on a rotating basis each week for 50 minutes (A/B or A/B/C). Students at the high school level are required to take 1.0 credit of physical education instruction (0.5 credit is the Fitness for Life requirement and 0.5 elective).

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  • Is recess considered physical education?

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    No! Physical Education is defined by SHAPE America (the National Society for Health and Physical Educators) as education which provides students with a planned, sequential, K-12 standards-based program of curricula and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence

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  • Where can I find more information on recess in schools?

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    Click HERE to see what the National Organization for Health and Physical Education has to say about Recess in schools? More information on AACPS and Recess is forthcoming.

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  • What courses are offered at the high school level in physical education?

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    Click HERE for more information on the available courses to high school students. Remember - all students make take the Fitness for Life required course and then may choose any of the other courses offered to take to fulfill their at least 0.5 more of their 1.0 PE requirement.

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  • What are the fitness tests in place to assure students are within their healthy fitness zone?

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    Click HERE for more information on FitnessGram. Learn more about the various tests administered and which students are tested in AACPS.

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