Physical Education is in American Schools is changing. PE today is about impacting the lifestyle of each student beyond the high school years.
- According to government estimates, some 6 million American Children are seriously overweight.
- Those kids who remain heavy as adolescents tend to stay that way into adulthood.
- The resulting illnesses - diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and several cancers dill as estimated half-million Americans each year while costing $100 billion in medical expenses.
- The proportion of overweight American kids jumped from 5 percent in 1964 to nearly 13% in 1994. That means, today one child in three is either overweight or at risk of becoming so.
It is the goal of the Carolina Forest Physical Education Department to provide your son/daughter with the knowledge to sustain a lifetime of fitness. Physical education is a part of the total school curriculum, which uniquely focuses on the physical development of the child while addressing their emotional, intellectual and social needs as well.
The CFHS Physical Education department has adopted the content standards for physical education prepared by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and The South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD). The content standards specify "what your child should know and be able to do." Under each content standard are the performance benchmarks.