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Physical Education

The Physical Education Department teaches students the skills needed to adopt healthy, active lifestyles, as well as promoting discipline, cooperation, and positive social interaction.

Elementary Physical Education Requirements
Students in grades one through six, inclusive, must be provided with physical education instruction with an emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total of not less than 200 minutes each ten schooldays, exclusive of recesses and the lunch period.


Middle School and High School Requirements
All pupils, except pupils excused or exempted pursuant to EC Section 51241, shall be required to attend upon the courses of physical education for a total period of time of not less than 400 minutes each ten schooldays. The minimum requirement for graduation is two courses in physical education unless the pupil has been exempted.

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Further Resources

Physical Educator's Sharepoint 

Physical Education Principals Sharepoint (Link Coming Soon) 

State Board of Education physical education content standards

SFUSD extra-curricular athletic programs

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