Delaware - PE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula

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State law requires high school PE curriculum.

Delaware Administrative Code 14-500-501 State Contente Standards

1.1 Instructional programs offered in the public schools of Delaware shall be in alignment with the appropriate content standards documents. These documents are: English Language Arts Content Standards, Mathematics Content Standards, Science Content Standards, Social Studies Content Standards, Health Education and Assessment Content Standards, Physical Education Content Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards, Agriscience Content Standards, Business Finance and Marketing Education Content Standards, World Language Content Standards, Technology Education Content Standards, Skilled and Technical Sciences Content Standards, Family and Consumer Sciences Content Standards, Computer Science Content Standards and Financial Literacy Content Standards.

Delaware Administrative Code 14-500-503 Instructional Program Requirements

5.3 All public school students in grades 9 to 12 shall complete the credit in physical education necessary to graduate from high school through courses that demonstrate alignment to the adopted physical education standards and grade level expectations.

Delaware Administrative Code 14-500-505 High School Graduation Requirements

4.1 Beginning with the graduating class of 2016, a public school student shall be granted a State of Delaware Diploma when such student has successfully completed a minimum of twenty four (24) credits in order to graduate including: four (4) credits in English Language Arts, four (4) credits in Mathematics, three (3) credits in Science, three (3) credits in Social Studies, two (2) credits in a World Language, one (1) credit in physical education, one half (1/2) credit in health education, three (3) credits in a Career Pathway, and three and one half (3 1/2) credits in elective courses.

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