Tennessee - PE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires high school PE curriculum.

Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-03-.05 State Academic Standards

(a) The State Board of Education shall adopt academic standards for each subject area, grades kindergarten through twelve (12). The standards shall specify learning expectations and include performance indicators. The approved standards shall be the basis for planning instructional programs in each local school system.


Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-03-.06 Graduation Requirements

(a) High School Diploma.

    1. The following twenty-two (22) credits shall be required for graduation:
    • English language arts 4 credits

    • Mathematics 4 credits

    • Science 3 credits

    • Social Studies 3 credits

    • Physical Education and Wellness 1.5 credits


Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-03-.06 Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must complete one-half (1/2) credit in physical education. This requirement may be met by substituting a documented and equivalent time of physical activity in marching band, JROTC, cheerleading, interscholastic athletics, school sponsored intramural athletics, and other areas approved by the local board of education.
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