• A Physically Educated Person:

    • HAS learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities

    • KNOWS the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities

    • DOES participate regularly in physical activity

    • IS physically fit

    • VALUES physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools Mission Statement: Guiding students in the process of becoming physically active for a lifetime.

    Goal: The goal of Physical Education in the Ann Arbor Public Schools is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activities.

    Benefits of a physically active child:

    • Studies show a positive correlation between physical activity and academic performance
    • Student test scores improve after engaging in physical activity
    • Students who are physically active and fit are more likely to perform well in school than their sedentary peers
    • Studies show an increase in academic achievement when additional time is provided for physical activity, even when time is removed from academic instruction
    • Activity breaks help students’ on-task behavior
    • Active transportation enhances academic performance

    National Physical Education Standards:

    Standard 1 -­‐ The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

    Standard 2 -­‐ The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

    Standard 3 -­‐ The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-­‐enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    Standard 4 -­‐ The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

    Standard 5 -­‐ The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-­‐expression and/or social interaction. 

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