The Physical Education Department of Broward County Public Schools believes that every student, from kindergarten through grade 12 should have the opportunity to participate in quality physical education. It is the unique role of quality physical education programs to help all students develop health-related fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes about physical activity so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles. Quality physical education programs are also important because they provide learning experiences that meet youngsters' developmental needs, which in turn helps to improve their mental alertness, academic performance, and readiness and enthusiasm for learning.
Students should become physically educated so that they:
- learn skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities
- are physically fit
- participate regularly in physical activity
- know the implications of and benefits from involvement in physical activity
- value physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle