High School Physical Education and Health Department Philosophy
The mission of the Cranston Public Schools Physical Education and Health Department is to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness and sports skills. With a quality physical education program in place, each student will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that directly impact his/her health and well being for years to come.
The Cranston Public Schools High School Health Education Program adopted the philosophy of the RIDE Comprehensive Health Instructional Outcomes (Appendix C, revised 2003), as stated in the “Rhode Island Health Education Framework Health Literacy for All Students.”
This standards based, high school curriculum is designed to help children begin and continue patterns of health related behaviors that will contribute to optimal personal, family and community health.
The department has continued to promote common tasks for required courses in health and physical education.