Physical Education, Health, and Athletics

The goal of this program is that all FCPS students develop and value a healthy lifestyle. Instruction emphasizes health concepts and skills and learning to apply them in making decisions to improve, sustain and promote personal, family and community health.

Physical education enables students to evaluate their personal fitness levels and improve their fitness, sport and activity levels for a lifetime of well being. Available courses include aerobics, aquatics, dance, individual and dual sports, sport medicine, strength training and team sports.

Health classes provide the opportunity to acquire accurate information and develop healthful attitudes and behavior patterns. The health education curriculum provides age-appropriate information that includes family life and human development, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention, mental health, nutrition, fitness/exercise, and wellness/safety concepts. A Family Life Advisory Committee reviews and approves all curricular materials. Parental permission is required before a student takes family life and HIV/AIDS prevention units.

High school athletics allow students to refine their skills and represent their schools in competitions consisting of 23 varsity, 11 junior varsity and three ninth grade teams per school competing in 15 sports and cheerleading. FCPS employs over 400 coaches to supervise and teach the nearly 6,000 students who participate in the athletics program.

We welcome your comments, questions, and contributions. Please contact us by phone or e-mail.


Brian Griffith
Curriculum Specialist

(301) 644-5137

Emily Clowser
PreK-12 Adaptive Physical Education
Teacher Specialist

(240) 236-1294

Liz Metz
PreK-12 Adaptive Physical Education
Teacher Specialist

(240) 236-1276

Suzie White
Administrative Secretary

(301) 644-5137
Fax:  301-644-5241


Essential Curriculum: PE and Health

High school athletics