Physical Education

Physical education provides K-12 students with a planned, sequential, standards-based program of curricula and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, teamwork, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence. The skills and knowledge gained by students through physical education are especially necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. SHAPE America and CDC recommend that all students participate in physical education. Below are considerations for the physical environment, personal hygiene, equipment safety and sanitation, and instructional strategies for physical education.

**Updated for 2022-23 School Year**
Students will be required to dress out and purchase a locker rental for the 2022-2023 school year.  PE Uniforms and locker rentals will be available to purchase via School pay through the Innovation Middle School website at the beginning of August. The cost of the PE Uniform will be $10 for a shirt and $10 for shorts. The cost for the locker rental will be $5 for the entire school year and the lock is included.  No outside locks will be permitted to be used by students. Students can bring clothes from home to dress out in for PE Class but they must meet appropriate dress code rules.  Appropriate attire for PE Class is a t-shirt, athletic shorts, and tennis shoes.  Cut-off shirts, short shorts, crocs and any other open toed shoes are not permitted during PE Class. 
Physical education is an important component of the educational school day, and current brain research supports the importance of physical activity at school to promote learning. Research also shows that children and adolescents who are physically active grow into healthier adults.

Physical Education in Orange County Public Schools is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive sequentially planned program in accordance with Florida Sunshine State Standards. Middle school students are provided the opportunity to learn through the application of movement skills, fitness concepts, and team related activities which enhance decision making. Psychological and sociological concepts are the cornerstone of the middle school physical education program.

The mission of the physical education staff is to offer a program of instruction in lifetime physical activities and health education components that relate directly to the well-being of our students. Learning experiences have been developed to provide a comprehensive program of developmental activities (6th grade), skill-based instruction (7th grade), and sports education team models (8th grade) within the middle school experience.

Florida Department of Education PE COURSE DESCRIPTION - GRADES 6-8.pdf