• Health & Physical Education

    Virginia requires all students to receive health and physical education instruction at all instructional levels in grades K-10. 

    Students playing basketballFrom the Virginia Department of Education: "The health and physical education program is designed to teach students the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to live a healthy lifestyle and select healthy and safe behaviors. Physical education provides students with the knowledge, processes, and skills to become physically educated, physically fit and responsible in their physical activity choices and behaviors for a lifetime. Virginia's standards for physical education are grouped into five strands: skilled movement, movement principles and concepts, personal fitness, responsible behaviors and physically active lifestyle. The standards in each strand are sequenced to progress in complexity from grade level to grade level." 

    Students with disabilities have access to adapted physical education programs. Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability. 

  • Director of Athletics & Supervisor of Health & Physical Education
    Patti Atkinson     
    (540) 853-6075 | psheedy@rcps.info  

    Health & Physical Education is part of the Instructional team, which is led by:

    Archie Freeman

    Archie Freeman III
    Chief Instructional & Administrative Officer
    (540) 853-6113 | afreeman@rcps.info