Physical Education plays a critical role in education the whole child and is unique to the school curriculum as the only subject area that provides students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness and gain an understanding of physical activity. In the elementary grades, the physical education program emphasizes the development of skills and fitness through the content areas of educational games, movement exploration, dance and tumbling. Children of all abilities are provided with many opportunities to experience personal feelings of success. Student achievement is determined by competency in skills, knowledge of concepts and self and social responsibility. Students participate in Physical Education class twice a week for 30 minutes.