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Policy 2407

Health and Physical Education Mastery-Based Learning and Credit

The board recognizes the value of providing students health and physical education. Health and physical education comprise extensive content areas that include, but are not limited to, the development of knowledge and skills to be physically active, eat nutritiously, access reliable health information and services, communicate effectively, and set health-enhancing goals. Students may further develop their health and fitness skills through independent activities and programs. The district encourages students and their families to take advantage of any learning opportunities in health and physical education available to them.

The district also recognizes the importance of allowing students to learn at their own pace, and the educational benefits that can be gained by giving students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of skills, proficiency of standards, and mastery of concepts.

As described in the procedures, the district will award credits in health and physical activity to students based on demonstrated mastery/proficiency across a range of skills in health and fitness. 

Cross References:     2410 – High School Graduation Requirements

Legal References:     RCW 28A.230.050 Physical education in high schools                                                      WAC 180-51-050 High school credit — Definition

WAC 180-51-051 Procedure for granting students mastery-based credit

RCW 28A.230.090 High school graduation requirements or equivalencies — Reevaluation of graduation requirements — Review and authorization of proposed changes — Credit for courses taken before attending high school — Postsecondary credit equivalencies

 La Center School District

Adoption Date: April 28, 2020, Revised: March 26, 2024