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.