High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to request .5 to 1.0 waiver for the physical education (P.E.) graduation requirement. Students who qualify for a waiver are still required to replace the P.E. credit with another class in order to complete the total number of credits necessary to fulfill graduation requirements (24). Students who participate and successfully compete in and for a Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) sponsored sport, spirit squad or marching band are eligible to request a P.E. waiver. One successful season of a sport, spirit squad and/or marching band is equivalent to a .5 waiver of credit.
Requests for Waiver shall not be used for students seeking to schedule a free period in their school days.
Students must meet with their counselors if they are requesting a P.E. waiver and receive their approval in order to ensure that graduation requirements are met.
An application for a waiver must be submitted after successful completion of the activity and during a student’s sophomore, junior or senior year. The School Principal or designee shall make the determination regarding the waiver in writing using IKFC-E (Waiver Application Form). A student whose waiver request is denied by the Principal may appeal the determination in writing to the Superintendent or designee within 10 days of the Principal’s determination. The decision of the Superintendent shall be final.
Adopted: July 19, 2016
C.R.S. 22-1-103 et seq. (General Provisions)
C.R.S. 22-32-109(1)(ff) (Board of Education - Specific Duties)
IKF - Graduation Requirements
IMBB - Exemptions from Required Instruction