Adapted Physical Education

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Governing Physical Education, Section 135.4 (Attendance) states:

“All students shall attend and participate in the Physical Education Program as approved in the School Plan for Physical Education and as indicated by physician’s examinations and other tests approved by the Commissioner of Education. Individual medical certificates of limitations must indicate the area of the program in which the pupil may participate.”

Whereas a student cannot safely or successfully engage and fully participate in the activities of the regular program, an Adapted Physical Education Program will be created and provided for the student.

Adapted Physical Education is a comprehensive service delivery system designed to accommodate and develop individual educational approaches to ensure success among all students. The program is structured around small group settings so that individual needs can be identified and activities can be modified to encourage higher rates of success.

INDIVIDUAL, DUAL, OR COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Bowling and/or Bocci
  • Croquet
  • Golf
  • Racquet Sports – Pickleball; Tennis; Paddleball; Table Tennis
TEAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Whiffleball
  • Bottleball

Most team sports need to be modified to fit the size of the class. The ultimate goal is to acquire some knowledge and to develop some skills through the use of lead up games or modified activity. The skills learned will eventually allow students to perform in a regular game.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • Aerobics (Walking, Jogging, Running, Bicycling, Stepping or Dance)
  • Flexibility (Stretching)
  • Weight Training (Extensive Use of the Weight Room)
  • Weight Management (Nutrition, Diet, Exercise Programs)