Receiving Physical Education Credit for Interscholastic Sports Participation

  • The requirements for receiving physical education credit for athletic participation are as follows:

    1. Students must meet all of the following requirements:
      • be in 10th, 11th, or 12th
      • be in good academic standing in Physical Education.
      • be on the roster of a Scarsdale High School athletic team.
      • have achieved the Healthy Fitness Zone standards in all of the components of the most current FitnessGram fitness test for the requested quarter.
      • read, sign, and submit a request. (a new request is required for each season). You may find the request for the 2021-2022 winter season here.
      • remain in class until their Physical Education teacher confirms the approval of the request.

     

    1. Students must attend physical education classes until their request is approved and confirmed with their physical education teacher.  SHS physical education credit for athletic participation may be requested in the following manner:
    • Fall Sports - May earn credit for the 1st quarter after team rosters and contracts have been submitted to the Athletic Office. 
    • Winter Sports JV and Varsity winter athletes participating in sports other than Winter Track or Ski may only earn 2nd quarter* credit; Winter athletes participating in Track or Ski may only earn 3rd quarter credit only.  Requests are granted only after the team roster and contracts have been submitted to the Athletic Office.
    • Spring Sports - May earn credit for the 4th quarter after team rosters and contracts have been submitted to the Athletic Office. 

     

    1. To earn physical education credit for athletic participation, athletes and parents must read, sign, and submit a request each season.

     

    1. Students who miss SEVEN or fewer scheduled practices or contests will remain eligible to receive physical education credit. Once a student misses EIGHT or more scheduled practices or contests, he/she will need to return to their assigned physical education class immediately.  All absences are counted, including school-related and non-school-related absences.  This limit is only for credit granting purposes.  Coaches may have their own separate team rules regarding absences.

     

    1. Injured students are expected to attend practices and contests to remain eligible. If there are medical circumstances, an athlete’s circumstances can be reviewed upon submitting a doctor’s note.

     

    1. If an athlete’s status on the team changes before the end of the season, the athlete must promptly return to his/her physical education class. This physical education unit may need to be repeated in a future quarter.

     

    1. Grading is based on participation in practices and contests as well as the demonstration of sportsmanship throughout the season. Athletes missing eight or more practices or contests will be ineligible to receive credit.

     

    Please note that no other type of athletic endeavor qualifies for physical education credit.