Middle School Physical Education

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    Middle School Physical Education

    As SHAPE states, the middle school student is ready to experience a wide variety of applications of fundamental movements, including traditional sports, adventure activities, and lifetime or leisure-oriented activities. It is during this period when students are capable of refining, combining and applying a variety of sport-related and lifetime skills. Students may explore after-school opportunities for specialized or/and competitive physical activity programs.

    Rapid growth during the pre-adolescent years may affect students’ interests, choices, and activity patterns. Therefore physical education programs offer a variety of activities to meet and expand student interests. Fitness development becomes more systematic. Students develop specific fitness components, set goals and assess personal fitness levels.

    Middle school students are provided the equivalent of one class period per day of physical education for one semester of each year for students enrolled in grades 6 through 8.

    In Pinellas County, there are a variety of course offerings for Middle School students.  Courses are decided at each school site based on equipment, facilities, and teacher expertise.  The courses are:



    Educational Gymnastics and Dance

    Comprehensive Physical Education 6/7



    Team Sports

    Outdoor Pursuits and Aquatics

    Comprehensive Physical Education 6/7

    Comprehensive Physical Education 7/8


    Individual and Dual Sports

    Extreme and Alternative Sports

    Comprehensive Physical Education 7/8



Middle School Curriculum Timelines

Department Contacts

  • Athletics, Pre K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, Driver’s Education, and School Wellness

    Al Bennett



    (727) 588-6125

    Ashley Grimes



    (727) 588-6346

    Kelly Hicks

    Instructional Staff Developer


    (727) 588-6319