All physical education classes are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Physical Education.

Elementary Pe Requirements
  • Students must receive a total of 135 minutes of “structured” TEKS-based physical education/physical activity per week.
  • Students are scheduled for 45 minutes of grade level physical education every 3rd day, taught by a certified Physical Educator.
  • Classroom teachers must provide the additional “structured” physical activity (WOW) time each week to reach the required 135 minutes.  Most days WOW is 20 minutes.  Students also receive 30 minutes of recess daily.
  • Classroom teachers are provided with quality “structured” physical activities for Working Out for Wellness (WOW) time for the classroom.
  • Students must wear appropriate shoes and clothing to ensure safety while being physically active.
  • Visit AISD Short: Marathon Kids 2017 Kickoff to view a short video of the 2017 Marathon Kids Kickoff event (scroll down to the September 21st blog entry).  A special thanks to AISD TV for providing the video.

Please note: Recess should not be confused with Working Out for Wellness (WOW) time. Recess is unstructured time and students have the option of being physically active or not. WOW time requires all students to be physically active.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PE REQUIREMENTS
  • Students must take at least four semesters of physical education or physical education substitutions.  
  • Students must take at least one semester of physical education or physical education substitution per each grade level. It is recommended that students take a full year of physical education during their 6th grade year.
  • Athletics, Dance or JROTC are physical education substitutions that will satisfy the 4-semester requirement.  
  • An approved Off-Campus PE Program may also be substituted for the physical education requirement beginning in 7th grade.  More information about this program can be found on our Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) web page.  
  • Students must wear appropriate shoes and clothing to ensure safety while being physically active.
HIGH SCHOOL PE Requirements
  • Students must earn 1.0 credit of physical education or physical education substitutions for high school graduation, but may not earn more than 4.
  • The Off-Campus PE Program may be substituted for the physical education requirement.  More information about this program can be found on our Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) web page.  
  • Students must wear appropriate shoes and clothing to ensure safety while being physically active. 
Physical activity limitation information

Some students may be limited or exempt from all or some physical activities based on their individual needs. A student must have the Restricted Physical Activity Student Report (spanish) or other formal documentation completed by a member of the healing arts licensed to practice in Texas to be exempt from any physical activities, including the Fitnessgram Assessment. Students will be required to learn the Physical Education TEKS through accommodations and/or modifications.