Physical Education

The Physical Education program at ACS is guided by the SHAPE America standards. The standards define what students should know and be able to do as a result of a highly effective physical education program. 

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual: 

• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities. 

• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities. 

• Participates regularly in physical activity. 

• Is physically fit. 

• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle. 

The five standards around which the grade level outcomes are developed are: