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About Our PE Department

Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches participation in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity. In PE, students learn to work as a team, develop healthy personal fitness habits, and set fitness goals now and throughout their lives. PE is not recess, or a before- or after-school sports club. In order to graduate, students must have 4 periods of PE and our students earn .50 credits per semester so it's very important that students pass the class. Although we do not have a large gym, our students take PE every other day and work on a wide range of skills. Our students also participate in the NYC FITNESSGRAM assessment which includes five fitness activities that assess strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity.
 
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