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Physical Education

Lake County will provide a quality physical education program with expected outcomes of healthier students. A commitment will be made to include the following minimums:

  • All physical education classes will be based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Florida Standards for Physical Education which encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Elementary students (K-5) will receive instruction daily for 30 consecutive minutes
  • Middle school students (6-8) will complete one semester of physical education in each grade unless they meet alternative course replacement requirements.
  • High school students will receive 1 credit of physical fitness by completing the course Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE).

Graduation Requirement for Physical Education - Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) fulfills the PE graduation requirement.

The following waivers apply:

  • Participation in two seasons of an interscholastic sport at junior varsity and varsity levels  satisfies the full 1 credit of Physical Education requirement.
  • Completion of two years in a Reserve Officer Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) class satisfies the full 1 credit PE requirement and the full 1 credit Performing Arts requirement.  

The following exception applies:

·        Credit in Adaptive Physical Education IEP or 504 Plan (1500300) satisfies this requirement for those exceptional education students seeking a standard diploma who cannot be assigned to HOPE pursuant to physical education guidelines in The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA '97) and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act.