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Through participating in a quality, daily and standard based physical education curriculum, students at Antelope Crossing Middle School, in the town of Antelope, California, will value and invest in their own physical, cognitive and social emotional development. The main focus is for the student to learn how to develop, maintain and self-assess personal health, fitness and motor skills through participation in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. Seven teachers serve 1300 students, grades 6-8. The students attend physical education on a daily basis for fifty minutes throughout their 3 years.
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of physical activity based after school clubs, such as, the Outdoor Adventure Club (snow boarding/skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, ropes course), PE club (jog-a-thon, mini sports clinics- lacrosse, fencing, etc.) and Fitness Club. Antelope Crossing is a recipient of a "Physical Education Progress" (PEP) grant. This grant helped to make progress in meeting the state standards of physical education. The purchase of technology equipment through the grant has permitted the students to engage in authentic assessment and a more individualized program. Antelope Crossing serves as a " Showcase School" for Polar and a resource/model program for the West Coast. There is strong administrative and community support for Antelope Crossing as acknowledged through letters of recommendation and parent communication.