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Option II for Alternative Physical Education:

Princeton Public Schools encourages all pupils to participate fully in the physical education program.  It recognizes, however, that some pupils are engaged in athletic, interscholastic, or other demanding athletic programs of vigorous physical activity, allowing for achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Pupils, according to rules of the State Board of Education, maybe excused from the required enrollment in a physical education course, while still earning physical education credit.
 

Qualifying Pathways

Path A (for grades 11& 12):  Participation in (3) NJSIAA-recognized JV/Varsity sports at PHS.  Note: All Princeton High School Board Approved Coaches maintain required Option II sponsoring coach certifications.

Path B (for grades 11& 12):  Participation in (2) NJSIAA-recognized JV/Varsity sports accompanied by documented out of season training that amounts to a minimum of 150 minutes per week in between seasons by a certified and qualified coach/instructor/trainer who is approved by the Supervisor of Health and Physical Education. The out of district coach/instructor/trainer cannot be affiliated with Princeton Public Schools. The coach must annually complete (3) Free Courses offered by National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.com. Please be prepared to upload these documents when applying for the Option II program online.  Note: Your sponsoring out of district coach must complete the NFHS Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators before applying for admittance into the program.

 Path C (for grades 11 & 12): Participation in one NJSIAA-recognized JV/Varsity sport at PHS, plus documented off-season-training that amounts to a minimum of 150 minutes per week in between seasons by a certified and qualified trainer/coach who is approved by the Director of Athletics. The out of district coach/instructor/trainer cannot be affiliated with Princeton Public Schools. The coach must annually complete (3) Free Courses offered by National Federation of State High School Sports (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.comNote: Your sponsoring out of district coach must complete the NFHS Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators before applying for admittance into the program.

Path D (for grades 10, 11, & 12): Continuous high-level training, practice, performance, and/or competition in the same sport activity that is currently Not Offered at PHS.  The continued training must run from September through June for a minimum of 150 minutes per week under the supervision of the same certified/qualified trainer/coach approved by the Director of Athletics. The out of district coach/instructor/trainer cannot be affiliated with Princeton Public Schools. The coach must annually complete (3) Free Courses offered by National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.comNote: Your sponsoring out of district coach must complete the NFHS Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Sports, and COVID-19 for Coaches & Administrators before applying for admittance into the program.

Path E:   At this time, I acknowledge that my application would not qualify for the current board approved pathways as mentioned above. Consequently, I plan to submit a proposal for my unique cirmustances.  I understand that I will need to upload my detailed Option II proposal and supporting documentation as a one .pdf file to complete my online application.