California - Time for PE in HS: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends that time for PE in high school that meets National Standards (225 min/week).

California Education Code 51222.

(a) All pupils, except pupils excused or exempted pursuant to Section 51241, shall be required to attend upon the courses of physical education for a total period of time of not less than 400 minutes each 10 schooldays. Any pupil may be excused from physical education classes during one of grades 10, 11, or 12 for not to exceed 24 clock hours in order to participate in automobile driver training. Such pupil who is excused from physical education classes to enroll in driver training shall attend upon a minimum of 7,000 minutes of physical education instruction during such school year.

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