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What is an Active School?

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Help this generation get moving so they can reach their greatest potential.

 

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What is an Active School?

An Active School incorporates physical activity before, during, and after school for at least 60 minutes a day.

Better for Kids.

Better Results.

Integrating physical activity into the school day helps kids learn, focus and grow.

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When Kids Are Physically Active

  • They perform better academically.
  • They have better attendance.
  • Their behavior improves.

The Time To Act Is Now

  • Only 6 states require physical education in every grade.
  • Only 20% of school districts require daily recess.
  • 2 out of 3 kids today are inactive.

 

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Watch a video about how Sierra Vista Junior High School got moving and learn about the 5 key elements to achieve school-wide change. 

      
   
     
   
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          The 5 Key Elements To Achieve School-Wide Change    Physical Education  Provide high-quality physical education that is fun and inclusive.  More Resources    Physical Activity During School  Create active classrooms. Include physical activity breaks in lessons.  More Resources    Physical Activity Before & After School  Offer students opportunities to begin and end their day with physical activities.  More Resources    Staff Involvement  Emphasize physical activity as a priority for the whole staff.  More Resources    Family & Community Engagement  Connect with the community. Make your school the center for physical activity.  More Resources     

The 5 Key Elements To Achieve School-Wide Change

  • Physical Education Provide high-quality physical education that is fun and inclusive. More Resources
  • Physical Activity During School Create active classrooms. Include physical activity breaks in lessons. More Resources
  • Physical Activity Before & After School Offer students opportunities to begin and end their day with physical activities. More Resources
  • Staff Involvement Emphasize physical activity as a priority for the whole staff.
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  • Family & Community Engagement Connect with the community. Make your school the center for physical activity. More Resources

 

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Every kid needs a champion. Anyone can be that champion. We need parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders to help get kids moving. 

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