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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Mandatory for Grades 5, 7, 9

The PFT usually occurs in April and/or May.  See school calendar for individual site testing dates.  This is state-mandated for 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students, unless there is a physical disability or other medical reason that prevents participation. It consists of the following elements: aerobic capacity (PACER - Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run), body mass index (height and weight), flexibility (shoulder stretch and trunk lift), abdominal strength (curl-ups), and upper body strength (push-ups). PE testing is given in the spring semester, usually at all three sites. For more information, check out the following resources and websites: