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Physical fitness activities across CNUSD seek to support the whole child, providing physical movement, social involvement, and academic rigor. PE teachers incorporate the California Content Standards for Physical Education (2005) and the Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools (2009) while encouraging all students to think critically and explore concepts in health and physical fitness.

Students in grades five, seven, and nine are required to take the Physical Fitness Test in the spring of each year. Two years of Physical Education (20 credits) are required for graduation from CNUSD.

CNUSD students must complete their Physical Education requirements to meet California Education Code 51225.3 [a][1][F] and 51222[a] and the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board Policy and Administrative Regulations (BP and AR 6520).

9th Grade Students

All 9th-grade students are required to take a Physical Education course both semesters during the school year and the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) during their 9th-grade year. Classes that count as PE are

  • PE 9
  • Athletics*
  • Marching Band (Fall Semester only)

*students who participate in a CIF sport but do not have an athletics class during the school day may request a PE exemption but do not earn PE credits for graduation.

10th Grade Students

All 10th-grade students are required to take a Physical Education course both semesters during the school year or request a PE exemption and have a passing score on the Physical Fitness Test taken in 9th grade.

  • A passing score on the PFT is determined as scoring in the Healthy Fitness Zone in 5/6 testing areas.
  • Schools may give students opportunities to retest the PFT after their 9th-grade year.
  • Students with a passing PFT score using a PE exemption must still earn 20 credits of PE (4 semesters) for high school graduation.

11th and 12th Grade Students

All 11th and 12th Grade students must be enrolled in a PE course both semesters or apply for a PE exemption.  Please see your counselor for information on available PE exemptions.

For more information on PE requirements, please contact Educational Services (951-736-5142) or your school counselor.


Peter Lum,
Coordinator, 951-736-5142

Bobbie Mushaney,
Clerk, 951-736-5142


California Department of Education resources

Physical Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Physical Fitness Test Information



California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

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