It appears that in our middle school kids can pretty much opt out of P.E. by just not choosing it as an elective.
Now they could accidentally get P.E. if all their first options are already filled but there appears to be plenty of other things she could fill in with before getting to P.E.
I’m not sure what happens at the high school level here.
I remember taking P.E. all through middle school and high school (and hating it.) That’s where I learned aerobics. We used to have to design an aerobic routine and then perform it for the teacher. I also remember being told by the male P.E. teacher that I had the worst running form he had ever seen. So that was lovely for an awkward sixth-grader to be told in front of all the other students. That teacher really knew how to support his student’s self esteem. That experience made me never want to run again and to this day I hate running. So maybe it’s OK for Rose to skip out on that type of physical education.
She is on the swim team and gets serious exercise in those workouts.
Does your school allow middle school students/high school students to never take P.E.? Do you think that is good? Would you rather them be in another academic elective or do they all need some sort of physical activity during the school day?