Why are physical education classes REQUIRED for students that participate in extracurricular sports? During the season for my sport, every day after school I sacrifice my time that could be used for homework (both at home and during my PE period, which could be changed to a stud hall) until 6:30, and I get home around 7, at which point I clean up and eat. Is there any room for negotiation regarding this? Thanks.

Written by on January 30, 2018

A.  Per New York State, eight semesters of physical education is required in order to graduate.  This goes for all students, regardless of whether or not you play an interscholastic sport.