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Our Mission

The mission of the Physical Education Program in the School District of Escambia County is to provide students with opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, motivation, and behaviors that promote highest student achievement and a lifelong commitment to wellness centered on a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Physical Education Program

 

The Elementary School Physical Education Program shall be guided by the Florida Department of Education Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education and Grades K-5 Benchmarks and the district's Elementary School Grade Level Physical Education Learner Expectations.  Students in grades K - 5 shall have the equivalent of two 30-minute physical education classes per week taught by certified physical education teachers.  Elementary schools shall provide a daily 20-minute recess for all students.

 

The Middle School Physical Education Program shall be guided by the Florida Department of Education Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education.  State statutes and School Board action allow grades 6-8 students to waive state and local physical education requirements as prescribed in the district's Middle School Physical Education Waviers technical assistance document.  Students in grades 6 - 8 shall have daily scheduled physical education for 225 minutes per week.

 

The High School Physical Education Program shall be guided by the Florida Department of Education Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education and Grades 9-12 Benchmarks and Course Descriptions.  All students in grades 9-12 shall be required to successfully complete 1.5 credits in physical education consisting of the following two state-required physical education courses and one local School Board required physical education course:

-  .5 credit "Personal Fitness" course (state requirement)

-  .5 credit physical education elective course (state requirement)

-  .5 credit physical education elective course (local requirement)

State statutes and School Board action allow high school students to waive state and local physical education requirements as prescribed in the district's High School Physical Education Waivers technical assistance document.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

ECSD Elementary schools offer a variety of programs based on location. Some programs include jogging clubs, dad's clubs, sports clubs, gardening clubs, and more at selected schools.  Check with your site-based Physical Education teacher for additional information.

Elementary students are required to participate in a daily 20-minute recess.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

1003.455, F.S., requires one semester of physical education each year for students in grades 6-8.

ECSD middle school students participate in PE every semester in grades 6-8 unless a waiver is filed.

HIGH SCHOOLS

1003.4282, F.S., includes a one credit physical education requirement with the integration of health unless a waiver is filed.

ECSD high school students have a 1.5 credit PE requirement

* .5 credit Personal Fitness (state required)

* .5 credit elective PE course (state required)

* .5 credit elective PE course (local School Board required)