Physical Education - Elementary School


    CCPS Policy for Elementary School Physical Education:

    • All games, sports, activities in the CCPS elementary physical education curriculum will include emphasis on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.  
    • All elementary school PE teachers will follow the CCPS Physical Education Policy which complies with Florida State Law.
    • The Florida Standards/Benchmarks will be met in accordance with physical education course enrolled.
    • It will be the responsibility of each teacher to follow the CCPS physical education program guide that stresses physical fitness and encourages healthful, active lifestyles.
    • The CCPS PE program is designed to have students participate in physical education on a moderate to vigorous level of physical activities (MVPA) for a duration of time in order to provide a significant health benefit to students, subject to the differing capabilities of students.
    • Each week, K - 5 students participate in 150 minutes of weekly instruction that includes physical education, health and nutrition.
    • All physical education programs and curricula must be reviewed by a certified physical education instructor.

    CCPS expected outcomes of our Physical Education Program in Elementary School:

    • Students in grades 4 and 5 will maintain or improve their level of fitness indicated by their pre and post fitness test results in 4 components of fitness, Cardio-repiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility.
    • Students in grades K-5 will be accountable in demonstrating competency in the course Learning Goals aligned with course Benchmarks to validate performance.  Assessed Learning Goals are available for viewing on student report card and is linked here.
    • Students/Parents can be provided Kid-friendly Learning Goal Scales to assist with mastery of Targets and Learning Goals in which they are assessed.


    Availability of One-on-One Counseling Concerning the Benefits of Elementary School Physical Education in CCPS:
    • If any student is experiencing difficulty with physical activities in class please contact your child’s physical education teacher.  The teacher will provide further opportunities that can support your child’s growth at home as well as at school.  If there are nutritional needs or concerns with other areas of health such as mental health concerns, please notify your child’s school counselor as well and services can be provided to support your child’s needs. 


    Physical Education Standards/Benchmarks - CPALMS


    Grade 1

    Grade 2

    Grade 3

    Grade 4

    Grade 5 


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