The Fairfax County Public Schools Physical Education Program of Studies
incorporates the Virginia Physical Education Standards of Learning,
which identify concepts, processes, and skills for physical education
in Kindergarten through Grade 10 for Virginia's public schools.
The intent of physical education is to help students learn the skills
necessary for performing a variety of physical activities and understand
the benefits of achieving and maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
Students should acquire the knowledge, processes, and skills needed to
engage in meaningful physical activity both in the present and for a
lifetime. The process of participating regularly in a physically active
lifestyle will lead to personal enjoyment, challenge, satisfaction, and a
health-enhancing level of personal fitness.
Students in Grade 10 are proficient in all fundamental movement
skills and skill combinations and are competent in self-selected physical
activities that they are likely to participate in throughout life. They
understand and apply key movement and fitness principles and concepts for
all activities in which they demonstrate competence. Students are good
leaders and good followers, respect others, and anticipate and avoid
unsafe physical activity situations. They develop the ability to
understand and anticipate how physical activity interests and abilities
change across a lifetime. Students demonstrate competency in at least
three lifelong physical activities and plan, implement, self-assess, and
modify a personal fitness plan. Students are prepared to lead a physically