MPS Elementary Physical Education Curriculum
The Elementary Physical Education curriculum is followed district-wide serving over 32,000 elementary school students in 56 schools. Highly qualified elementary physical education specialists provide instruction based on a district approved curriculum that includes a sequence of developmentally appropriate activities for students in grades K-6.
The curriculum is aligned with National, State and District Content Standards for Physical Education. Each thirty minute lesson is composed of four parts: the introductory activity, the fitness activity, the lesson focus and the game activity. The four part lesson provides a well-rounded experience and allows for higher rates of student activity time. Mesa’s highly qualified elementary physical education (EPE) teachers excel in their ability to integrate State and District academic standards into their daily instruction.
2021-2022 Curriculum Resources
Arizona State Physical Education Standards
The Physical Education Standards were approved May 2015, with full implementation of these standards during the 2016-17 school year.
Health and Nutrition Services
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 7
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel: (602) 542-8700, Toll Free: (800) 352-4558
Fax: (602) 542-3818 or (602) 542-1531
Keri Schoeff, Physical Education, Nutrition, and Tobacco Use Prevention Coordinator