Student athletes must have taken and passed physical education in grade 9 with a grade of “C” or better.
Student athletes must score in the “healthy fitness zone” in five of the six fitness areas tested in grade 9 as measured by the FITNESSGRAM.
Student athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (Total GPA), for each grading period during the period of exemption.
The exempted physical education course must be replaced with another course, which cannot be an unscheduled (free) period, and student athletes must maintain a full class load, during the period of exemption. Students may only replace the exempted physical education course with Independent Work Experience (IWE) under special circumstances with administrative approval.
For each full season of sport completed in grades 10 and/or 11, student athletes will be exempted from physical education for one semester.
During the annual course registration window, or upon new enrollment, a student athlete must notify his/her counselor of his/her intent to apply for a Physical Education Exemption Based on Interscholastic Athletic Program Participation, so that the student athlete is scheduled appropriately.
At the conclusion of each season of sport, the student athlete must complete this application, which has been signed by the student athlete, and his/her parent/guardian. The athletic director will confirm completion of the season of sport and sign the application. Completed forms should be turned into the athletic secretary for review.
Starting with their sophomore year, students can waive a semester of PE (to be replaced with elective credits) for each season of a PHS sport that they play.