Appendix D
Introduction to Health and Fitness: Washington Administrative Code

WAC 180-50-135 Physical Education—Grade school and high school requirement.

(1) Grades 1-8.  Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040, an average of at least one hundred instructional minutes per week per year in physical education shall be required of all pupils in the common schools in the grade school program (grades 1-8) unless waived pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040.

(2) Grades 9-12. Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050, a one credit course or its equivalent shall be offered in physical education for each grade in the high school program (grades 9-12).  

High School Graduation Requirement:The two-credit graduation requirement in health and physical education.

The fitness portion of the requirement shall be met by course work in fitness education.  The content of fitness courses shall be determined locally pursuant to WAC 180-51-025.  Suggested fitness course outlines shall be developed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Students may be excused from the physical portion of the fitness requirement pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050.  Such excused students shall be required to substitute equivalency credits in accordance with policies of boards of directors of districts, including demonstration of the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement.  “Directed athletics” shall be interpreted to include community-based organized athletics.

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WAC 392-410-135 Physical education — Grade school and high school requirement.

(1) Grades 1-8. Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040, an average of at least one hundred instructional minutes per week per year in physical education shall be required of all pupils in the common schools in the grade school program (grades 1-8) unless waived pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040.

(2) Grades 9-12. Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.050, a one credit course or its equivalent shall be offered in physical education for each grade in the high school program (grades 9-12).

[Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-410-135, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120. 00-23-031, § 180-50-135, filed 11/8/00, effective 12/9/00. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, § 180-50-135, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8) and28A.05.060 . 85-20-026 (Order 19-85), § 180-50-135, filed 9/24/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120 (6) and (8). 84-21-004 (Order 12-84), § 180-50-135, filed 10/4/84.]