Students may meet the requirements of two (2) semesters of P.E. by participating in and completing two (2) seasons of sports, cheerleading, kickline or marching band. An injury, illness, suspension or athletic suspension could cause a season to not count toward the P.E. requirement. The two (2) seasons do not have to be in the same school year. There are no provisions for being exempt from one semester of P.E. This is an all or nothing option. By fulfilling the P.E. requirements this way, your student will still be required to take six (6) classes each semester of their freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. If a student has not met the requirements by the beginning of their senior year, that student will be placed in the P.E. classes needed for graduation.
The requirements and options presented here are set by the Ohio Department of Education and no credits are earned through this option.
Download the Alternative Physical Education (APE) Plan form.
Read the Ohio Department of Education's frequently asked questions about physical education graduation requirements.