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Thank you for taking an interest in the wellness of Houston County’s youngest citizens.  The Houston County Board of Education supports healthy and active lifestyles for it students through the implementation of a comprehensive Health and Physical Education program in line with the Governor’s GA SHAPE initiative (see details below).  The program fulfills compliance with State guidelines and provides opportunities for students to engage in fun and creative physical activities while at school.  Studies continue to show that increased physical activity and healthy living can improve academic performance leading to higher achievement.

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GA DOE Health and Physical Education


GA Performance Standards (FY 16-17)

Physical Educationhttps://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/BrowseStandards/PhysEd.aspx



Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program 

(Including Sex Education Requirements)

State Board Rule 160-4-2-.12 - http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/State-Board-of-Education/SBOE%20Rules/160-4-2-.12.pdf



FitnessGram - Parent Overview

 Tips for Parents


Sex Education

Curricula for Houston County 

K-5th -  Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe 

6th -8th  - Choosing The Best - http://www.choosingthebest.com/



GA SHAPEhttp://www.georgiashape.org/  (Excerpts from SHAPE FAQ below)

The Georgia Student Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Initiative was passed in the 2009 Georgia legislative session, and is now Official Code of Georgia 20-2-777. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the law required each local school district to conduct an annual fitness assessment program for all students in grades 1 - 12 enrolled in Georgia public school physical education classes taught by certified physical education teachers.

Parents will receive a report detailing their child’s health related fitness levels, along with recommendations for improvement. Although this is not a diagnostic tool, these results can prompt important conversations concerning personal health related fitness improvement.

In June 2010, the Georgia Department of Education selected FITNESSGRAM® , a comprehensive health related physical fitness and activity assessment and computerized reporting system developed by The Cooper Institute, to use as the universal tool to collect this information statewide.

Participation in regular physical activity leads to improvements in physical fitness and provides many important health benefits. "Physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality in general, and of coronary artery disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and diabetes mellitus in particular. Physical activity also improves mental health and is important for the health of muscles, bones, and joints." Source: Surgeon General's Report called Physical Activity and Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996).

Physical fitness (an outcome associated with participation in physical activity) also has been shown to be important for health and quality of life. Assessments of physical fitness provide an effective way to evaluate overall physical condition and potential risk for negative health outcomes. Physical fitness is also more easily assessed than physical activity since it doesn't vary on a day-to-day basis. It is important to note that physical fitness is also influenced by factors that are out of a person's control (for example, genetics). While not everyone can be an elite athlete, most people can achieve healthy levels of fitness by performing the recommended amounts of physical activity.


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We welcome your questions and concerns.

Coordinator for Special Programs

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Blanche Lamb

1100 Main Street

Perry, GA  31069


Administrative Assistant for Special Programs
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Stephanie Dixon

1100 Main Street

Perry, GA  31069










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