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BCPS PE Instruction Strands
BCPS PE Instruction Standards

The elementary physical education program in Baltimore County Public Schools develops the “whole child” in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.  It is the foundation for developing social and motor skills that enable students to move and actively participate in games, sports, and fitness activities.  Students work toward mastering a variety of fundamental movement skills, manipulative skills, creative movement experiences, as well as applying basic fitness principles.  Opportunities are provided for maximum participation in class and for all students to achieve personal success.


The middle school physical education program is built around the application of skills learned in the elementary years.  Students are exposed to a variety of individual and team sports, cooperative, and outdoor/adventure activities, as well as fitness activities. Emphasis is placed on refining game skills/play, problem-solving strategies through the application of game concepts, increasing knowledge of personal fitness, and developing appropriate social skills.  All students are afforded opportunities to become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.


The high school physical education course, Fitness Foundations/Fitness Mastery, focuses on the planning and implementation of lifetime physical activity goals.  Students extend and apply skills from previous years, demonstrate competency in lifetime activities, and develop a personal fitness plan.  Students are encouraged to participate in courses in the elective program to maintain and enhance their personal fitness levels while enjoying lifelong activities.  Ultimately, BCPS students will appreciate the importance of personal fitness and pursue a lifestyle of optimal health and wellness.


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