In Forsyth County, Health and Physical Education courses are offered at all schools in accordance with Georgia Board of Education Rules. All Health and PE courses follow the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Health Education Standards
Georgia Standards of Excellence for Physical Education
Fitness Assessment: As a component of Physical Education a variety of fitness assessment activities and techniques will be used to measure different areas of health-related fitness. These may include but are not limited to 1)the PACER run or 1 mile run for cardiovascular fitness; 2) Push-Ups for upper body strength); 3) Curl-Ups for abdominal strength); 4) Back-Saver Sit and Reach for flexibility. Lifelong fitness and wellness may be promoted through exposure to modern technology tools such as fitness trackers and apps.
Sex/AIDS education is a required component of the Health curriculum for grades 6-12. FCS uses the Choosing the Best curriculum for sex/AIDS education lessons in grades 6-12. Parents may preview the sex education curriculum materials used by his/her child’s school by contacting the Health/PE Department Leader of their respective school. If a parent does not wish for his/her child to participate in this portion of the course, notification must be made in writing to the health teacher prior to the beginning of the unit. Alternative assignments will be given and assessed for those students in lieu of the sex/AIDS education lessons. All curricular materials used for sex/AIDS education have been recommended for use by the Forsyth County Sex Education Advisory Committee and subsequently approved by the Forsyth County Board of Education.
For information on Forsyth County Schools' Science curriculum, contact Curriculum Coordinator Tameka Osabutey-Aguedje (770.887.2461 ext. 202257).