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Extracurricular Activities

An extracurricular course, as defined in Florida Statute 1003.01, is any school-authorized or education-related activity occurring during or outside the regular instructional school day. Extracurricular courses may include, but are not limited to, physical education, fine arts, performing arts, career education, and courses that may result in college credit. Please visit CPALMS for course standards and course information.

Examples of Extracurricular Activities

Physical Education Courses (Must include the integration of health.)
Dance
1 credit in physical education1 OR 1/2 elective credit OR 1/2 credit in performing arts
Includes, but is not limited to, ballet, choreography, dance history, dance technique, dance repertory, and ethnic dance. 
Individual/Dual Sports
1 credit in physical education1 OR 1/2 elective credit
Includes, but is not limited to, aerobics, archery, bowling, golf, gymnastics, self-defense, skating, swimming, tennis, track and field, and weight training.
Outdoor Education
1 credit in physical education1 OR 1/2 elective credit
Includes, but is not limited to, camping, canoeing/kayaking, cycling, fishing, geocaching, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, and nature study.
Team Sports
1 credit in physical education1 OR 1/2 elective credit
Includes, but is not limited to, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
Interscholastic Sports
1 credit in physical education
Participation in an interscholastic sport at the junior varsity or varsity level for two full seasons and a passing grade on the competency test on personal fitness of "C" or better.
Marching Band
1 credit in physical education1, 1/2 elective credit, OR 1/2 credit in performing arts
Includes any physical activity that requires participation in marching band activities as an extracurricular activity.
R.O.T.C.
1.5 credits in physical education2 and 1 credit in performing arts OR 1 elective credit and 1 credit in performing arts OR 2 elective credits
Completion of 2 years in a Reserve Officer Training Corps class, a significant component of which is drills.
Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)
1 credit in physical education OR 1 elective credit
Successful completion of this course will meet the one credit graduation requirement for physical education with the integration of health topics.
Fitness Lifestyle Design
1/2 credit in physical education3 OR 1/2 elective credit
Personal Fitness
1/2 credit in physical education3 OR 1/2 elective credit

1To satisfy the personal fitness requirement and complete the one credit in physical education, students must successfully complete Personal Fitness.

2To satisfy the personal fitness requirement and complete the graduation requirement for physical education, students must successfully complete Personal Fitness. Students will earn a total of 1.5 credits in physical education.

3Successful completion of both Fitness Lifestyle Design and Personal Fitness will meet the one credit graduation requirement for physical education with integration of health topics.

Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Practical Arts, and Speech and Debate*
Fine Arts (a/k/a Visual Arts)
1/2 to 1 credit in performing fine arts OR 1/2 to 1 elective credit
Includes, but is not limited to, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, and sculpture.
Performing Arts
1/2 to 1 credit in performing fine arts OR 1/2 to 1 elective credit
Includes, but is not limited to, band, choral programs, drama/theatre, drums, orchestra, piano, and guitar.
Practical Arts
1/2 to 3 credits in practical arts OR 1/2 to 3 elective credits
Eligible courses are specified in the Course Code Directory (CCD). See also the Career & Technical Education Courses that meet the Practical Arts Graduation Requirement file found near the bottom of the CCD information page.
Speech and Debate
1/2 to 1 credit performing fine arts OR 1/2 to 1 elective credit
*Courses should incorporate artistic content and techniques of creativity, interpretation, and imagination.
The above lists are NOT exhaustive. If your child participates in a physical or educational activity which is not included above, please contact us to see if it will qualify for high school credit.

Record Keeping

We recommend you keep a detailed portfolio for your child's extracurricular course. Consider keeping calendars, programs, brochures, photos, samples of your child's work, projects, awards, achievements, a record of resources and curricula used, and anything else that documents your child's learning experience. You do not need to provide this information to us, however it will be used for a portfolio review and perhaps by colleges for college admission.

Credit by Portfolio

In order for your child's extracurricular activity to be considered for high school credit, you must provide us with curriculum information and a detailed activity log documenting performance and time spent. Extracurricular courses, credits, and grades must be validated by a Florida certified teacher. Please contact us for the required forms. Instructions will be included.

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