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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 programs of vigorous physical activity, allowing for achievement of the NewJersey 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.
 

Student Responsibilities & Documentation

 

NJ State Statute 18A: 35-5, 7, and 8 requires a minimum of 150 minutes of participation in health, safety, and physical education weekly. The student must have the sponsoring coach or instructor verify that the student was present and active for at least 150 minutes each week. The coach/instructor must sign the weekly log of Hours.  Every (5) to (7) school days physical activity logs are verified by teachers.  Once a week each student will complete one journal entry which can be completed on any smart phone or hand held electronic device with internet access. Journal entries must be submitted weekly and verified by the students assigned physical education teacher.  The journal entries will be reviewed at the end of the marking period with the Physical Education Option II Quarterly Project.  Failure to comply with the Option II requirements will result in Option II probation and/or removal from the option II program.


Qualifying Pathway Application Check List:

 

Path A (for grades 11& 12):  Participation in (3) NJSIAA-recognized JV/Varsity sports at PHS.
 

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 be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and must annually take (2) Free Courses offered by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention and Concussions in Sports.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.com.
 

 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 season coach/trainer cannot be affiliated with Princeton

Public Schools. The coach must be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and must annually take (2) Free Courses offered by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention and Concussions in Sports.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.com.

 

Path D (for grades 10, 11, & 12): Continuous high-level training, practice, performance, and/or competition in the same sport 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 season coach/trainer cannot be affiliated with Princeton Public Schools. The coach must be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and must annually take (2) Free Courses offered by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  The courses are entitled Heat Illness Prevention and Concussions in Sports.  These free courses can be taken at https://nfhslearn.com