Health & Physical Education Department

  • The Health and Physical Education program at Framingham High School is designed to provide students with a variety of activities that will promote the core concepts of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework as well as the SHAPE America National Standards. These core concepts are health literacy, healthy self- management skills, and health promotion. Through the coordinated teaching of health education and physical education, these core concepts are achieved. Each discipline has a delineated responsibility of addressing certain standards within the four strands of the health framework: physical health, social and emotional health, safety and prevention, and personal and community health.

    Through the health and physical education offerings, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities and will know the implications of and understand the benefits from involvement in lifelong physical activities. Students will learn factual information and develop the necessary skills to make informed choices and apply them to daily situations. Students will engage in promoting a positive learning environment within each class while understanding the benefits of upholding this attitude in their daily lifestyle.

    The Health and Physical Education elective program will enrich and complete a student’s career at Framingham. Through our elective program students have the opportunity to develop areas of interest and become exposed to healthy competition, personal awareness, and future academic success. Students are encouraged to become involved in these offerings. 


    Why have National Standards. . .?

    They provide the foundation for a quality, well-built Physical Education Program

    They provide guidance for developing both standards at the state and local levels.

    They Increase the prominence and status of Physical Education and Health.

    National PE Standards

    SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula. 

    Standard 1
     - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

    Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

    Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

    Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


    Citation: National Standards for K-12 Physical Education Copyright 2013, SHAPE America –Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191

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