In high school you have the choice to play a sport or not to play a sport. Regardless Physical Education is a must in most schools in the area. What if playing a sport could count as a Phys. Ed. Credit? Well it can! The State Board of Education chose to have the National Association of Sport and Physical Education standards at schools that would want this. It says that any high school student (at a school where this law applies) who plays a in school sport (cheerleading included), or is in marching band, can choose to use that as their P.E. credit so long as they play/march for two FULL seasons, that means no quitting. Students who are involved in school sports tend to demonstrate better behavior and have higher grades.
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal behavior and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.