Health & Fitness/Physical Education (PE) Requirements for BSD Students:

To earn a high school diploma, BSD students must earn the following Health & Fitness/PE credits:

Graduation Year Number of Health Credits
Required for Graduation 
Number of Fitness/PE Credits
Required for Graduation
Class of 2018 0.5 (1 Semester Course) 2.0 (4 semester classes)
Class of 2019 & beyond 0.5 (1 Semester Course) 1.5 (3 semester classes)


Fitness/PE Credits
are earned through successful completion of Fitness/PE courses offered at the high school level or opt to earn Fitness/PE credit through Directed Athletics in BSD (see details below).

Health Credit is typically earned during a student’s sophomore year by a course covering the essential academic learning requirements in Health. This course includes training in CPR and use of AED’s.


Directed Athletics in BSD

Upon successful completion of 9th grade Core PE in the BSD, students may opt to earn the following Fitness/PE credit through Directed Athletics.
NOTE: If a student transfers into BSD from another school district after their 9th grade year, they must successfully complete 1.0 credit of Fitness/PE before opting to earn credit through Directed Athletics.

Graduation Year     Number of Fitness/PE Credits Possible to Earn through Directed Athletics
Class of 2018 1.0 (either 2 seasons of a school sport, 2 – 80 hour seasons of community
participation or a combination of the two options)
Class of 2019
and beyond
0.5 (either 1 season of a school sport or 1 – 80 hour seasons of community
participation)
Note: Each defined sport season or 80 hours of community participation
in a 90 school day period may earn a student 0 .5 credit.

Students may earn 0.5 elective Fitness/PE credit through Directed Athletics by successfully completing the following two steps within the same academic year:

1. PARTICIPATION: All outlined requirements in the School Sport for PE Application or Community Based Activities for PE Credit Application must be properly completed and submitted. For more details, see “1. Participation Requirements for Directed Athletics” below.

Class of 2018: May earn up to 1.0 elective Fitness/PE credit through Directed Athletics. To do so, a student must complete a separate application process for each 0.5 credit request.

Class of 2019 and beyond: Limited to earning 0.5 elective Fitness/PE credit through Directed Athletics due to changes in Health and Fitness/PE graduation state requirements beginning with Class of 2019 (Fitness/PE portion reduced from 2.0 to 1.5 credits).

2.  PROFICIENCY: Students must also demonstrate proficiency of the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement through a Directed Athletics Assessment administered during each academic year. For more details, see “2. Proficiency Requirements for Directed Athletics” below.

IMPORTANT:  Failure to complete this process as outlined will result in a student beginning the process anew the next academic year. For additional details, go to Board Policy 2410 – High School Graduation Requirements and Administrative Procedure 2410P: Graduation Requirements.


1. Participation Requirments

Required materials: School Sport for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log and Verification of proficiency on fitness knowledge assessment.

To be completed within the same academic year:

  1. The student, at the BEGINNING of the season, informs the coach of the school sport that they intend to earn Directed Athletics (physical education) credit for participation that season.
  2. The student, at the END of the season, requests the coach verify the student has met the defined requirements and sign the completed School Sport for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log. The coach should refuse to sign the request if the student has not met the requirements.
  3. The student provides the athletic director with School Sport for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log that has been signed by the coach to verify the student has met the participation requirement. Only then will the athletic director sign the request form. The athletic director should refuse to sign the request if the student has not met the requirements.
  4. The athletic director will then provide a completed request to the registrar.
  5. Verification of proficiency on the fitness knowledge assessment may be attached to the application. However students have the option to complete the assessment AFTER they complete the participation requirement. Registrars will hold all applications until verification of proficiency can be attached to the application. Verification is provided to student, parent, counselor, and registrar in email form upon successful completion of the assessment.
    NOTE: If a student in the class of 2018 has successfully completed the fitness knowledge assessment while in high school, they may obtain a copy of their verification of proficiency from their counselor or registrar to attach to the application when applying for their second .5 credit.
  6. The registrar will post the PE credit to the student’s transcript once the entire process is complete. (Students should verify with the registrar the process is complete.) The registrar will ensure that a copy is sent to the athletic director, counselor, and PE department head.

Required materials: Community Based Activities for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log, Sport/activity registration verification, and Verification of proficiency on fitness knowledge assessment.

To be completed within the same academic year:

  1. The student informs the coach/instructor, at the BEGINNING of the season, they are interested in earning directed athletics (physical education) credit for participation in a community based sport/activity.
  2. The student requests the coach/instructor, at the END of the season or completion of the duration of the activity, the coach/instructor verify the student has met the requirements and sign the completed Community Based Activities for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log). The coach/instructor should refuse to sign the request if the student has not met the requirements.
  3. The student, after obtaining the coach’s verification and signature, provides to the school counselor with:
    • the Community Based Activities for PE Credit Application with Activity Time Log,
    • registration verification (in the form of a receipt for payment or note on official letterhead), and
    • evidence of proficiency on the fitness knowledge assessment.
      Note: Verification of competency on the fitness knowledge assessment may be attached to the application. However students have the option to complete the assessment AFTER they complete the participation requirement. Registrars will hold all applications until verification of proficiency can be attached to the application. This is provided to student, parent, counselor, and registrar in email form to be printed and included).
  4. The counselor will review the submitted materials to determine if all requirements have been met, including proficiency on the fitness knowledge assessment. Once they confirm all requirements have been met, the counselor will provide all paperwork to the principal for final approval.
  5. The principal will review the submitted materials and again determine if all requirements have been met. Credit is determined by the signature of the principal. The principal will forward complete requests to the registrar for posting.
    NOTE: If a student in the class of 2018 has successfully completed the fitness knowledge assessment while in high school, they may obtain a copy of their verification of proficiency from their counselor or the registrar to attach to the application when applying for their second .5 credit.
  6. The registrar will post the PE credit to the transcript once the entire process is complete. (The student should verify with the registrar the process is complete.) The registrar will ensure a copy is submitted to the counselor and the PE department head.

2. Proficiency Requirement

In addition to meeting Directed Athletics participation requirements, a student must also demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement for the first 0.5 credit request. Proficiency is demonstrated through successful completion of an assessment that is administered during each academic year.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Students must meet proficiency during the same academic year in which they participated in the school sport or community based activity.
  • A student may register for an assessment prior to completing the participation portion of the Directed Athletics requirement. For example: a student who plans to participate in a spring sport either through their school or a community based activity may sign up for the first assessment scheduled during the school year. This allows them an opportunity to take the assessment during subsequent offerings if they do not meet proficiency.
  • All registered students seeking their first 0.5 credit will take an on-line assessment for the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement. Any Class of 2018 student who is completing the participation requirement for the second 0.5 credit does not need an additional assessment.

ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION:

  • All students must register for an assessment session prior to the deadline by clicking the link below for the specific date they desire to take the test.
  • A nominal fee is charged to the student’s account for the assessment with financial assistance available for students who quality. See school accountant for details.
  • Click the registration link below to register for a specific Assessment Date prior to the registration deadline.
  • Registration questions? Please contact Amy Li at liam@bsd405.org.
2017-2018
Sessions
Assessment
Date
Registration
Deadline
Registration
Link
1 Wed Sept 27 Wed Sept 20 [closed]
2 Wed Oct 25 Wed Oct 18 [closed]
3 Wed Nov 29 Wed Nov 22 Click here to register for 3rd Assessment
4 Wed Dec 13 Wed Dec 06 Click here to register for 4th Assessment
5 Wed Jan 24 Wed Jan 17 Click here to register for 5th Assessment
6 Wed Feb 14 Wed Feb 07 Click here to register for 6th Assessment
7 Wed Mar 28 Wed Mar 21 Click here to register for 7th Assessment
8 Wed Apr 25 Wed Apr 18 Click here to register for 8th Assessment
9 Wed May 23 Wed May 16 Click here to register for 9th Assessment

TIME & LOCATION: Assessments are offered at the four comprehensive high schools as follows.

School Max # of Students
per Assessment Date
Assessment Location Time of Assessment
Bellevue 35 students Room 0104 1:45-3:45 pm*
Interlake 35 students Room Testing Center 1:45-3:45 pm*
Newport 35 students Room 2407 1:45-3:45 pm*
Sammamish 35 students Room 0611 1:45-3:45 pm*
  • *Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the assessment is scheduled to start.
  • Most students do not take the entire 2 hours to finish the assessment. Students who finish early may leave, so please plan transportation accordingly.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Picture ID (students without a picture ID will not be allowed to take the  assessment)
  • District issued 1:1 laptop computer (fully charged)
  • Student BSD login information
  • Score report from previous assessments, if applicable.

RESULTS:

  • Proficiency is measured at 65% on the overall assessment.
  • Assessment results will be sent via email to student, parent, counselor and registrar typically within two school days.
  • Students who do not meet proficiency may register again to retake the assessment during the remaining sessions offered within the same academic year.
  • Students will have a maximum of four opportunities to meet proficiency on the assessment during an academic year.

PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT:

Preparation for any student who plans to sit for the assessment will be self-directed. Materials have been developed to guide students as they prepare, but there is no district directed instruction. To adequately prepare, a student should: