A strong correlation exists between physical fitness and academic achievement. Physical education has been part of the required school curriculum in California for decades because of the consensus among the community and legislators that physical activity is essential for children’s healthy growth and development.
Physical Education Focus Areas:
1. All class activities have a positive bearing on physical activity.
2. All students are moving at a moderate to vigorous level for 50% of physical education class time.
3. Marks for students in physical education are based on the ability of the students to meet the grade-level standards and curriculum goals.
Health Education Focus Areas:
1. All teachers have been trained and are fully implementing research-based curriculum on violence prevention and ATOD prevention.
2. The required STD/HIV prevention-education for middle and high schools is taught by a credentialed health teacher using the District-adopted programs Positive Prevention curriculum.
3. Nutrition education is taught as part of the health education curriculum for K-12.