BPS is also the proud home of two national
STARS award winners:
Fairglen Elementary - 2009-2014
MILA Elementary - 2010-2015
Fernandez & Gary Odom
MILA and Fairglen are currently the only two elementary schools in the state of
Florida to receive national acclaim as a National Association for Sport and
Physical Education (NASPE) STARS school.
To earn that distinction, the physical education teachers submitted a sizable
portfolio of narrative and evidence compiled over nearly a year which was
reviewed by an independent panel of judges from around the country. The
NASPE STARS program recognizes a school’s total physical education program as
all teachers in the department demonstrate how their program and teaching meet
national standards and guidelines. In the seven years of the NASPE STARS
project, only 44 schools in the nation have achieved this elite status. The
criteria for this award are based on the essential elements necessary for a
quality physical education program – content based on the National Standards for
Physical Education, educationally and developmentally appropriate instructional
strategies and teaching skills, adequate facilities and equipment that are safe
and appropriate for the age and abilities of the students and that enable the
students to participate in the maximum amount of active time on task, and
classes taught by certified physical educators, among others.
Brevard is very proud of both Fairglen and MILA for achieving this elite award.