Alaska - PE K-12 curriculum—MS: Curricula

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statute; regulation; standard

State law recommends middle school PE curriculum, or requires PE for less than all years of middle school.

AS 14.30.360

(c) ...a school district shall establish guidelines for schools in the district to provide opportunities during each full school day for students in grades kindergarten through eight for a minimum of 90 percent of the daily amount of physical activity recommended for children and adolescents in the physical activity guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Health and Human Services. The time provided for physical activity under this subsection may include physical education classes and opportunities for unstructured physical activity, such as recess.

4 AAC 04.140. Content standards

(b) The content standards for physical education, as set out in the department's publication entitled Alaska Physical Education Standards, as revised as of March 9, 2010, are adopted by reference.

Alaska Physical Education Standards

Grades 6-8 Objectives
In middle school, grades 6-8, students further develop specialized skills within movement forms and enhance physical fitness through involvement in a variety of dual and individual modified sports and outdoor activities. Students participate in physical activities that lead to active lifestyles and lifetime wellness. Social and emotional development is enhanced through activities that require team building.

By the end of Grade 8, students will:
Standard A
Demonstrate competency in motor and movement skills needed to perform a variety of physical activities...
Source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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