Dr. Jean Heise, Humanities Supervisor
Physical education plays a major role in the overall education of the children in Knox County. The skills learned in physical education prepare children physically, but also develop readiness skills for success in the classroom. The goal of K-8 physical education is to contribute to the total growth and development of the child, primarily through selected movement experiences and physical activity.
Note: One unit of Lifetime Wellness and .5 unit of Physical Education are required for graduation. The Lifetime Wellness is taken during a student's 10th grade year. If a student is unsuccessful during the 10th grade year, he/she will be required to wait until their senior year to repeat the class.
The goal of Advanced Physical Education is to provide progressive skills, techniques and strategies in various activities.
Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education
Mr. Lucas Hurd, Health Educator
Family Life Education and HIV/AIDS Education are included in the Health and Wellness standards. These topics are mandated by State Law (Public Charter No. 565). Parents have the option to have their child exempted and placed in an alternate learning environment during Family Life instruction. A parent may complete and return the “opt out” form sent home with each student before instruction begins. Parents are welcome to review the Family Life and HIV/AIDS education curriculum and materials by contacting their child’s teacher at the school.
Knox County Schools and the Knox County Health Department have employed Mr. Lucas Hurd as the Knox County Schools Health Educator. Lucas’ primary responsibility is to deliver the Family Life curriculum in collaboration with the Health and Wellness teachers. Only Knox County Schools staff and Knox County Health Department personnel will deliver this important and delicate curricular material. Family Life education is taught in 6th, 8th and 10th grades.