Physical Education & Physical Activity

Schools will create an environment that offers many opportunities for students to be physically active throughout the school day. A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is the national framework for physical education and youth physical activity. A CSPAP reflects strong coordination across five components: physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. Physical education serves as the foundation of a CSPAP and is an academic subject characterized by a planned, sequential K-12 curriculum (course of study) that is based on the national standards for physical education. Physical education provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for healthy, active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence. Teachers should be certified or licensed, and endorsed by the state to teach physical education. Each student will participate in a comprehensive physical education program that meets the requirements stipulated in FCPS Regulation 400-82. Students in kindergarten through grade 8 will have an opportunity to participate in daily recess.

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