Charlottesville City Schools provides health and physical education at all schools. This instruction is critical for building habits for life-long success and wellness.
The physical education program at Charlottesville City Schools reflects larger commitments to:
Partnerships for Health
Our physical education classes benefit from a number of community partnerships to teach life-long skills.
Health and Family Life Instruction
At Charlottesville City Schools address Virginia’s standards of learning for health in the following ways:
The goal of elementary health education is to help students demonstrate through their behavior a sense of pride in the responsibility for their mental and physical well-being. Fostering self-esteem and helping children to practice good communication and decision-making skills are key elements of the curriculum. The texts and curriculum resources serve to introduce topics such as mental health, personal health and growth, nutrition, disease prevention and control, first aid and safety, and family life education. The curriculum is supplemented by media resources, guest lectures, online resources and various publications.
High School Health and PE
Health and physical education are sequential courses taught in grades 9 and 10. To earn a diploma from a Virginia high school, students must earn credit for both. Tenth grade health classes include the driver’s education classroom instruction component. Outside of school hours, students can opt to take the behind-the-wheel driver’s education component through CHS.
There are two components to Driver’s education in Virginia:
Course Offerings in Grades 5-12:
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