Physical Education & Health Education

Canutillo ISD

Physical Education and Health Education



CISD PE/HE educates all students to be physically active, healthy, and lifelong learners of health and wellness.

Students participate in a variety of activities that develop healthy behaviors, encouraging healthy decision-making, appropriate social skills, and lifelong physical fitness in and outside of the school campus.


CISD PE/HE departments’ goals are to graduate students who:

·       HAVE learned skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and physical activity

·       KNOWS the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities

·       DO include healthy habits including physical activity in daily life

·       ARE fit, healthy and ready to learn

·       VALUE physical activity and health as they relate to a healthy lifestyle


Fitness Testing 
In compliance with Senate Bill 530, all grades 3-12 students in Texas must take the FITNESSGRAM fitness assessment. This is the first year that all Texas school districts must meet this requirement.

The assessment is not based on athletic ability, but on good health. The assessment will include measurements of aerobic capacity, strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. 
This is not a “pass or fail” test. FITNESSGRAM is a tool to help determine needs and serve as a guide for planning a personalized physical activity program. The test will not affect grades in any way. 
The information gathered will be sent to the Texas Education Agency, which will release a report with District and campus results. No individual scores will be made public, but scores will be available to parents who file a written request.
Canutillo Independent School District believes that providing health-related fitness information will lead toward a healthier lifestyle. A healthy student is better prepared to learn and perform, in all aspects of life.

Contact the fitnessgram expert on your campus, or vist this website for more information.