Adapted Physical Education Program

The purpose of the Adapted Physical Education Program is to provide a specially designed physical education program to those exceptional students who have a significant gross motor deficit or who, for various reasons, are unable to successfully and safely participate in the regular P.E. setting.  The APE curriculum is based on the Louisiana Standards and Benchmarks of regular physical education, focusing on motor, perceptual, cognitive, and social development.  In addition to teaching APE classes, the staff also screens and evaluates students to determine eligibility for services.  When needed they go into the regular P.E. class to consult with P.E. teachers, providing input on safety issues, determining success of student in PE setting, adapting equipment to better accommodate the students’ needs, and team teaching when appropriate.