Physical education is a full year course. Each marking period is divided into units of instruction. Activities include basic motor skill development, individual and team sports, self‑testing activities, recreational sports, and physical fitness programs.
Students will earn a passing grade for each activity unit by meeting district continuum objectives of proficiency in motor skills, knowledge skills related to physical education, physical fitness, and social/emotional development. Also, the department's standards of attendance, preparedness, and participation will affect student grades.
Students will successfully complete health and physical education requirements to be eligible for graduation.
* Credit for Physical Health and Education
Students in the West Morris Regional High School District can receive credit for Physical Education in three ways:
1. Through year-round attendance and participation in regular Physical Education classes as a scheduled part of a student’s regular school day.
2. Through the traditional Option Two exemption policy, the administration will consider on a case-by-case basis requests from pupils, or their parents/guardians in the case of minors, for permission to satisfy the physical education requirement through an alternative program of athletics or activities that meet the requirements of the law and is consistent with the district’s physical education goals and instructional objectives (as delineated in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1).
3. Students in grades 11 and 12 who have exceeded the state required instructional time in Physical Education, and do not have a Study Hall in their schedules may elect to exempt one marking period of Physical Education per year without loss of graduation credit.
In addition, all students will be required to attend the quarterly health education program, which is scheduled by marking period.
Parents/guardians must complete an exemption approval form and submit the completed form to the child’s guidance counselor to ensure that credit is allowable under items 2 and 3 above.