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WSCC Physical Education and Physical Activity

Physical Education and Physical Activity

A comprehensive school physical activity program supports physical education and youth physical activity. It reflects strong coordination across five components: physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. Physical education is the foundation of a comprehensive program, and is an academic subject for grades PK-12. Curriculum should be based on the Colorado physical education standards, and classes should be taught by certified or licensed teachers endorsed.

What's New!

The Colorado Health and Wellness through Comprehensive Quality Physical Education Instruction Pilot Program Legislative declaration 22-99-11 created the Comprehensive Quality Physical Education Instruction Pilot Program Grant. The intent of the grant is to address the barriers to implement quality comprehensive physical education instruction programs based in the model physical education policy. The purpose is to develop a pilot program and funding to schools or districts to implement model policies and physical education for all students. The Colorado Department of Education funded four schools for a three-year grant program, approximately $80,000 per school year to implement the grant focus areas. The University of Northern Colorado has been funded to support evaluation of the efficacy and effectiveness of Comprehensive Quality Physical Education Instructional Pilot Program. The following schools have been funded:


  • Skogland Middle School and Haskin Elementary School - Center Consolidated School District 26JT
  • McAullife Manual Middle School - Denver Public Schools
  • B.F. Kitchen Elementary - Thompson School District

 Implement the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards

During the Spring of 2018, the State Board of Education approved revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), as required by statute. This approval completed the first four phases of the standards review and revision timeline, moving Colorado into the final two phases ending in full implementation of the CAS. CDE's Office of Standards and Instructional Support is committed to supporting districts to take full advantage of the two-year transition period to the revised CAS, with appropriate and meaningful attention given to curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional learning, communications, and alignment of local policies and practices. CDE's support will include both online and in-person components with materials designed specifically for local school and district leaders to use with their teachers and staff.

Colorado Department of Education Resources

Coordination and Practices:

Supporting Policies

Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Training Offerings

Jamie Hurley – Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Principal Consultant
Contact Information: Jamie Hurley
Phone: 303.910.3901

My goal with offering regional and district trainings is to develop a training specifically tailored for the needs of the educators in each district/region. The offerings listed below can be combined to create half day or full day professional development.

Each training will provide the following for each participant:

  • Substitute pay
  • Lunch
  • Classroom resource

Training Offerings:

  • Health & Physical Education Standards
  • District Sample Curriculum Instructional Units
  • Lesson Planning Development
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • Scope & Sequence development for Health & Physical Education
  • Resources
  • Formative and Performative assessment development

*** Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss possible training dates and desired content for your teachers.