State law requires middle school PE curriculum.
Texas Administrative Code Title 19 RULE §74.1 Essential Knowledge and Skills
(a) A school district that offers kindergarten through Grade 12 must offer the following as a required curriculum:
- (2) an enrichment curriculum that includes:
- (C) physical education;
Texas Administrative Code. 116.22. Physical Education Grade 6.
- (1) In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the life span.
- (2) In Grades 6-8, students understand in greater detail the function of the body, learn to measure their own performance more accurately, and develop plans for improvement. They learn to use technology such as heart rate monitors to assist in measuring and monitoring their own performance. Identifying the types of activities that provide them with enjoyment and challenge and that will encourage them to be physically active throughout life is reinforced during instruction in these grades.
Texas Education Code Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM
(d) The physical education curriculum required under Subsection (a)(2)(C) must be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor, self-management, and other skills, knowledge, attitudes, and confidence necessary to participate in physical activity throughout life. Each school district shall establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to accomplish through the physical education curriculum.