High School Physical Education information

All students in grades K-12 are required by New York State to participate in the Physical Education Program.
For a high school student to graduate, he or she must successfully earn two credits of physical education. A half unit of credit is given for the successful completion of physical education at each grade level.

Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for participating in physical activity. However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough. Its mission is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.

Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive, and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. Students with disabilities are provided with a learning environment that is modified, when necessary, to allow for maximum participation. As a result of the quality Scotia-Glenville Physical Education experience our students will meet both the New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education and the National Standards for Physical Education. (NYS Curriculum Framework 1995)

Here are the general policies concerning physical education.

Read the New York State and national physical education standards

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