Florida - PE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula

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State law requires high school PE curriculum.

2018 Florida Statutes 1003.41 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

(e) Visual and performing arts, physical education, health, and foreign language standards must establish specific curricular content and include distinct grade level expectations for the core content knowledge and skills that a student is expected to have acquired by each individual grade level from kindergarten through grade 5. The standards for grades 6 through 12 may be organized by grade clusters of more than one grade level.

2018 Florida Statutes 1003.455 Physical education; assessment.

(1) It is the responsibility of each district school board to develop a physical education program that stresses physical fitness and encourages healthful, active lifestyles and to encourage all students in prekindergarten through grade 12 to participate in physical education. Physical education shall consist of physical activities of at least a moderate intensity level and for a duration sufficient to provide a significant health benefit to students, subject to the differing capabilities of students. All physical education programs and curricula must be reviewed by a certified physical education instructor.
(2) Each district school board shall adopt a written physical education policy that details the school district’s physical education program, the expected program outcomes, the benefits of physical education, and the availability of one-on-one counseling concerning the benefits of physical education.

2018 Florida Statutes 1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.


  • (f) One credit in physical education.—Physical education must include the integration of health.
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