Student Friendly Physical Education Standards (Printable Version)

2013 National Standards  for K-12 Physical Education (Printable Version)

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

  • Knows the implications of and the benefits from 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.

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. 

Colorado State Physical Education Standards

Health Related Fitness Components 

FITNESSGRAM Standards for Girls

FITNESSGRAM Standards for Boys

2013 Aurora FitnessGram Poster

Schools track student fitness with Fitnessgram

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 Colorado Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards

 Military Academy Candidate Fitness Assessment


National Dance Standards Grades 9 - 12

High school students need to continue to dance in order to develop their ability to communicate in a way that is different from the written or spoken word, or even from other visual or auditory symbol systems. They also need to respect their bodies and to understand that dance is the product of intentional and intelligent physical actions. Continued development of movement skills and creative and critical thinking skills in dance is important regardless of whether students intend a dance career.

 1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance

 2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

 3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

 4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

 5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

 6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

 7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines

 National Dance Standards Document

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