Physical Education Waiver
BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY 5460
Students who have participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, show choir, or cheerleading for at least two full seasons while enrolled in grades 9 through 12 may be excused from the high school physical education requirement. Students electing such an excuse shall complete one-half unit of at least sixty hours of instruction in another course of study which is designated by the Board as meeting the high school curriculum requirements. A student who has participated in the junior reserve officer training corps for at least two full school years while enrolled in grades 9 through 12 may be excused from the high school physical education requirement and may use credit for such participation to satisfy the requirement to complete one-half unit in another course of study.
Credit may be earned by:
A. completing coursework;
B. testing out of or demonstrating mastery of course content; or
C. pursuing one or more educational options in accordance with the District's Credit Flexibility Program.
Credit may be earned at an accredited postsecondary institution through College Credit Plus (CCP).
Every high school may permit students below the ninth grade to take advanced work for credit. This work shall count toward the graduation requirements if it was both:
A. taught by a person who possesses a license/certificate issued under State law that is valid for teaching high school;
B. designated by the Board as meeting the high school curriculum requirements.