Health and Fitness
Port Angeles School District Curriculum
In response to the growing national and statewide concerns surrounding obesity and general poor overall fitness levels, the Washington State Legislature requires every school district in the state to adopt a policy governing nutrition and physical fitness in the schools.
The federal government reauthorized the National School Lunch Program (Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004), requiring all school districts participating in federally subsidized child nutrition programs to establish a local school wellness policy.
The superintendent convened the Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Committee whose role is to assist in development and implementation of the district-wide nutrition and physical fitness policy.
Washington State Guidelines
To ensure student achievement in health and fitness, it is critical that the curriculum, instruction, and assessment align. Washington State’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements, including the Grade Level Expectations, provide the foundation for the school district’s curriculum.
The Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) outline the learning standards for grades K-10 at three benchmark levels: elementary, middle and high school.