State law requires high school PE curriculum.
Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 160-4-2-.48. High School Graduation Requirements for Students Enrolling in the Ninth Grade for the first time in the 2008-09 school year and subsequent years
UNITS OF CREDIT
(iii) AREAS OF STUDY
(VI) Health and Physical Education* (1 Unit Required)
- Required Courses and/or Core Courses
Georgia Performance Standard Framework for Physical Education - Scope and Sequence
Scope and sequence of Georgia physical education Standard for K-12.
Georgia Standard of Excellence (GSE) – Physical Education – Grades 9-12
Physical education Standard for grades K-5.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-142. Prescribed courses
(c) The State Board of Education shall prescribe a course of study in health and physical education for all grades and grade levels in the public schools and shall establish minimum time requirements and Standard for its administration. The course shall include instruction concerning the impact of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use upon health. A manual setting out the details of such courses of study shall be prepared or approved by the State School Superintendent in cooperation with the Department of Public Health, the state board, and such expert advisers as they may choose. The Department of Education is directed to assemble or develop instructional resources and materials concerning alcohol and drug abuse, taking into consideration technological enhancements available for utilization of such instructional resources
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-149.2. Awarding of high school diploma for completion of postsecondary programs; identification of critical needs fields of study
(a) A local board of education may award a high school diploma to a student enrolled in coursework pursuant to Code Section 20-2-161.3 who:
- (1) Completes rigorous coursework at a postsecondary institution which meets the requirements in paragraph (7) of Code Section 20-3-519;
- (2) Has completed at least the following state required ninth and tenth grade level high school courses: two English courses, two mathematics courses, two science courses, two social studies courses, and one health and physical education course; and any state required tests associated with any such courses;