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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

This site provides a hub of Comprehensive Health and Physical Education information and resources to support the academic achievement of all students in Colorado.

Content support through the Colorado Department of Education will address essential elements of a comprehensive district plan to offer standards based teaching and learning. Our intent is to:

  • provide tools and supports,
  • deliver clear, timely communication,
  • enhance collaboration between and among all stakeholders,
  • identify research-based approaches to curriculum development and teaching and learning,
  • promote professional development opportunities, and
  • align and integrate elements of CDE's Strategic Initiatives where appropriate.

We aim to provide tools for the empowerment of all stakeholders to actively participate in the process of implementing the Colorado Academic and English Language Proficiency Standards and transforming teaching and learning throughout the State of Colorado.This two-page document provides brief descriptions of the history, substance, and instructional shifts of the Colorado Academic Standards and their focus on all students, all standards.

Important Announcements:

Instructional Unit Samples - NOW AVAILABLE! 


Colorado teacher-authored instructional units are on our website. Hundreds of teachers from 116 school districts participated in workshops for the creation of Colorado Academic Standards-based curriculum overviews and instructional units. 
Posted: April 1, 2014

Fast Facts: Comprehensive Health

If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Comprehensive Health education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Comprehensive Health education in Colorado!
Posted: November 8, 2013


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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the relevant statutes that guide Comprehensive Health and Physical Education?

Comprehensive Health and Physical Education in Colorado is generously supported by the:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | The Colorado Health Foundation | The Colorado Legacy Foundation

This allows RMC Health to be able to offer Comprehensive Health Education trainings that support the implementation of these entirely new standards and for CDE’s Office of Healthy Schools to offer trainings for physical education and physical activity. Check out the professional development page for more information on how to schedule a training in your area!

For website assistance in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, please contact Phyllis Reed

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