The goal of elementary physical education in Brevard Public Schools is to provide students with a standards based, balanced, sequential and progressive educational activity program. The program aimed at kindergarten through sixth grade students includes basic movement concepts and skills that are age and developmentally appropriate. This in turn leads to the development of motor skills, knowledge and values, which are needed to establish and maintain a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Aligned with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education, the Elementary Physical Education Curriculum Guide, Adapted Physical Education Resource Guide and Physical Education Best Practices Brochure are available to all teachers as the basis for their curriculum. FITNESSGRAM - 8.5 is the physical fitness assessment program used by all Brevard schools. Individual FITNESSGRAM report cards are available to all students.
The goal of the elementary health program in Brevard Public Schools’ is to develop a health consciousness in all students utilizing a standards based, developmentally appropriate curriculum aimed at enriching their well being. A K-8 Health Curriculum Guide is available to teachers with lessons and activities that can easily be integrated into the core curriculum. This guide is aligned with the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Health.
Mandated by the Florida Legislature, Brevard Public Schools developed a comprehensive, age and developmentally appropriate, Human Sexuality Curriculum Guide for use by teachers in all grade levels.
Beginning in the sixth grade Life Skills Training is introduced. It is a substance abuse prevention program that is comprehensive, interactive and based on 20 years of scientific research. It focuses on self- image, decision making, social and communication skills and peer pressure. Life Skills is aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Sciences.
Florida House Bill 1739 which became law on June 29, 1990, mandated all counties to offer a comprehensive health curriculum dealing with the aspects of human sexuality. The Human Sexuality curriculum is taught in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. All curriculum guides are available for public viewing in the school offices.