The goal of the Physical Education curriculum at Highlands is to lay the foundation for life-long health and fitness. By gaining early success in the basic physical education skills and concepts, your child will feel better about his/her ability to participate in recreational activities, be more successful if they choose to compete in youth sports leagues, and learn to live a healthier lifestyle.
A child's success in the basic physical education skills and concepts will make a positive impact on his/her success in academics. Learning the basic movement skills and knowledge in physical education helps children feel good about moving, which ultimately encourages them to be more active learners. Fundamental skills are those utilitarian (functional) skills that children use to enhance their quality of life and allow them to function better in their environment.