Physical Education & Health

The Indiana Department of Education requires that students pass two (2) semesters of Physical Education and one (1)
semester of Health Education. The goal of the physical education and health classes is to promote awareness among
students that a fit, healthy body is an important part of leading a long and rewarding life. Abuse of harmful substances
shortens one’s life span and often leads to unhappiness and despair.

The Indiana Department of Education does not permit waivers for the state mandated Physical Education credit.
Franklin County High School will offer an adapted Physical Education program to satisfy this requirement for the
needs of properly documented students. Inquiries shall be directed to the Department Chairperson.
These courses are required to meet state graduation requirements. Classes are coeducational unless the activity
involves bodily contact or groupings are based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and
applied without regard to gender. Adapted Physical Education shall be offered, as needed, in the least restricted
environment and shall be based on individual assessment.

A student with a medical excuse will receive an “Incomplete” until the days are made up. The change in schedule will
occur only after a letter is sent to parents and/or a conference is held with the student and his/her parents. Students
who are withdrawn from physical education class will need to re-enroll during a later semester to complete the
graduation requirement.

Any student enrolled in a physical education class is expected to wear appropriate clothing. Students will need
athletic shorts, non-marking gym shoes, socks and a standard physical education shirt.

PE I & II are required for graduation, one of these courses may be completed over the summer, contingent on the
availability of summer school funding. For those interested in this option, please see your School Counselor.

In order for a student to take an elective PE class (Lifetime Sports, Weights, and Advanced Weights), a student must
have earned a C+ or better in the previous PE class (PE I, PE II, Lifetime Sports, etc.) A student will not be allowed to
take an elective PE class the following semester.