State law requires high school PE curriculum.
Mississippi Administrative Code 7-3-38.12 Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
- Grades 9-12
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 Standard 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.