Take online PE?

To answer this question, we first need to distinguish between physical education and physical activity.

The terms physical education and physical activity are often used interchangeably, but they differ in important ways. Understanding the differences between the two is critical to understanding why both contribute to the development of healthy and active youths. Every student needs both a quality PE program and physical activity program.

Physical education instructional programs provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to establish and sustain physical activity as a key component of their lifestyle, as children, adolescents, and adults. PE instruction provides students with essential skills and knowledge through a broadly-based curriculum that is age-appropriate and links learning experiences in a sequential and articulated manner.

Physical activity is any bodily movement that is produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle and that substantially increases energy expenditure, including exercise, sport, dance, and other movement forms. 


For Education, our Apex course includes 5 units of instruction on the effects of physical activity upon dynamic health and the mechanics of body movement.  


For Activity, our students are required to complete Activity Logs which document 200 minutes of physical activity per each 5 days, and no less than 400 minutes of physical activity for each 10 days. (EC Section 51222[a])