Mississippi - PE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula
Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools
a. Successful implementation of Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education must include the following:
- i. 1/2 Carnegie unit of physical education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a physical education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)
- ii. Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards require 1/2 Carnegie unit requirement for health education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a health education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)
Mississippi Code. § 37-13-134. Legislative recommendations and intent; guidelines; physical activity coordinator; qualifications; duties; study
(1) The Legislature recognizes that there is a problem with Mississippi student inactivity and obesity, and therefore requires the following guidelines for school district physical education, health education and physical activity and fitness classes:
- (b) Grades 9 through 12: One-half (1/2) Carnegie unit requirement in physical education or physical activity for graduation.
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State
Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards Glossary
Beginning with school year 2008-2009 (seniors of 2011-2012), one-half ( 1/2) Carnegie unit in physical education is required for graduation.