Physical Education

In Elementary School, Florida State Statute currently requires 150 minutes of physical education. Elementary physical education focuses on movement competency, cognitive abilities, lifetime fitness, and responsible behaviors and values. OCPS school district policy prohibits interscholastic athletic contests at the elementary school level.

Physical Education is an important component of the educational school day. Current brain research supports the importance of physical education during school to promote learning. The outcome of a physical education program that is developmentally and instructionally appropriate is a student with the knowledge to lead a healthy and active lifestyle for their lifetime.