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Physical Education

Health and Physical Education is an integral part of the overall education of all students in the Northside Independent School District. The primary goal of physical education is to motivate students to pursue and continue active lifestyles by developing motor skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities. It is also essential that students develop knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes about human movement. Northside offers quality health and physical education programs that provide learning opportunities that are meaningful, motivational, and challenging to the students.

Elementary school students are provided with a program called, Healthy Startwhich was developed with funds from the Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress (PEP) Award. The standardized scope and sequence was implemented based on the SPARK program, a research-based, comprehensive physical education curriculum. Within the physical education program, a Health Education program is delivered with a nutritional emphasis. The curriculum also includes modules that align with physical activities taught at the secondary level including Traverse Wall climbing, Lacrosse, Fencing, BOSU, and Speed & Agility.

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