Advantage Academy District’s Health and Physical Education Departments educate students to become lifelong learners of health and wellness by participating in activities that develop behaviors which encourage healthy decision making, appropriate social skills, and lifelong physical fitness in and outside of the educational setting.
A Healthy and Physically Educated Person:
· HAS learned skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and physical activity
· KNOWS the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities
· DOES include healthy habits including physical activity in daily life
· IS fit, healthy and ready to learn
· VALUES physical activity and health as they relate to a healthful lifestyle
Health and Physical Education Goals:
1. Use the Curriculum Navigation System (Yearly/Semester Itineraries, Grading Period Snapshots, and Curriculum Road Maps) to ensure an aligned and quality education for all students enrolled in Health and Physical Education
2. Check the Health and Physical Education website/emails on a daily bases for information and updates
3. Improve Fitnessgram Data based on your Campus Improvement Plan goals.
4. Ensure all Special Program Students are provided quality Health and Physical Education by appropriate course placement, modification of instruction, assessments and grading.
5. Promote and Implement Coordinated School Health by using Healthy Life Style Choices and SPARKS/CATCH (K-8)
6. Increase the Use of Technology in Health and Physical Education classes (clickers, importing videos, student lead projects, heart rate monitors, pedometers, Goggle docs group and ActiveLife Movement website, parent newsletters)
Advantage Academy supports the health and physical education of ALL students. We encourage students to have an active lifestyle with moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Physical Education is planned, sequential instruction created to develop motor skills, physical fitness, and sports skills. Through movement, students will experience opportunities to utilize decision making and problem solving skills as well as enhance mental, social, and emotional abilities. In order for Physical Education to be effective, it must include a variety of engaging activities, ongoing assessments, and use of technology. The importance of nutrition, hygiene, and healthy choices made at a personal and interpersonal level are encouraged each school year.
Each year the district will complete a Fitness Assessment on all students in grade levels 3rd-12th. If the parent would like the Fitnessgram results, they must provide the school with a written request. The Physical Education teacher will send Fitnessgram results home with students or parents may pick it up at each campus front office.
The District shall require students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year, as part of the District’s physical education program or through structured activity during a campus’s daily recess.
If the District determines, for any particular grade level, that requiring moderate or vigorous daily physical activity is impractical due to scheduling concerns or other factors, the District may as an alternative require a student in that grade level to participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 135 minutes during each school week. A school district shall require students enrolled in grade levels six, seven, and eight to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day for at least four semesters during those grade levels as part of the district's physical education curriculum.
The District must provide an exemption for a student who is unable to participate in the required physical activity because of illness or disability.
Education Code 28.002(l)