Elementary Physical Education
Physical education significantly contributes to student’s well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for the Carmel Elementary Schools and an integral part of our students’ educational experience. High quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves student self-confidence, and provides opportunities for advanced levels of physical fitness that are associated with high academic achievement. The Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve affirms the standing of physical education; rigor is essential to achievement, and participation is not the same as education.
At CUSD we create a physical education atmosphere that is friendly and challenging. Students learn that a healthy body creates a healthy mind. They learn to accept challenges, problem solve, cooperate and to find enjoyment in physical activity. A successful student learns to value physical activity and participates regularly in vigorous activity outside of the school setting. The Instructors strive to foster a love for physical activity and provide the tools to ensure that each student can find their physical fitness niche.
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