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Physical Education

Physical education is an important component of the educational school day, and current brain research supports the importance of physical activity at school to promote learning. Research also shows that children and adolescents who are physically active grow into healthier adults. The outcome of a developmentally and instructionally appropriate program of physical education is a physically educated person.

Physical Education in Orange County Public Schools is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive sequentially planned program in accordance with Florida Sunshine State Standards.

Beginning with the 2007 - 08 school year, Florida required 150 minutes per week of physical education for elementary school students. Elementary physical education focuses on movement, cooperative learning, and manipulatives to enhance body and fitness awareness. Athletics are not allowed in elementary schools per district policy.

Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student with Psychomotor, Cognitive and Affective benefits.It also helps students to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle.

PE FORMS

PE Participation Form  - Use this form to share with the PE teachers your child's health issues and restrictions to physical exercise.