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Summer School Online Health and Physical Education

Summer School Online Health and Physical Education (HPE) Grades 9 & 10 FAQ

Who is eligible to take Online Health and Physical Education (HPE) Grades 9 and 10 during summer school?
All rising ninth-grade students are eligible to take online HPE 9 and rising tenth-grade students are eligible to take online HPE 10. Students who need to complete one of the courses for credit recovery are also eligible. Certain academy students are ineligible. Please contact your academy before registering for an online summer school course.

How does a student meet the physical requirements for the Online Health and PE class?
During summer school Online Health and PE classes, students will be required to participate in an activity of their choice for a minimum of five hours per week; approximately one hour per day. An adult will sign a log for verification.

How many hours of physical education are required?
During summer school Online Health and PE classes, students will be required to participate in an activity of their choice for a minimum of five hours per week; approximately one hour per day.

Is there a set schedule of face-to-face meetings for HPE courses?
Due to the health and safety precautions necessary at this time, face-to-face meetings will not take place. The Online HPE 10 course requires a proctored final assessment. The teacher will provide more information about how the test will be proctored in a safe environment.

Is it possible to take online HPE if the student is traveling during summer as long as there is continuous internet access?
Since this is an online course, students who have reliable access to an adequate computer and a high-speed internet connection should be able to travel while taking the course. However, our experience has shown that online students who plan to be away during parts of the course sometimes have difficulty successfully completing their work by their required due dates. Even if the intent is to continue working in the course while away, unexpected technical issues or changing motivation can affect the likelihood of success. Virginia Beach Digital Campus courses are not structured so that the student can "work ahead" before extended absences or "catch up" after returning. All of our online courses have weekly deadlines and interactions among coursemates. Teachers are not required to structure individual course calendars to accommodate vacations and extended student commitments.

What types of activities qualify for the physical education portion of the class?
In general, any activity that raises your heart rate is acceptable. You’ll be able to choose your activity as long as you can continue for an hour at a time.

How will student grades be determined?
The same grading guidelines will be followed whether the student is taking a Health and PE course online or face-to-face at a school. Completion and demonstration of content attainment of the online health component and successful participation in the individualized physical education portion of the class will each count 50 percent of the overall grade. Students will be responsible for a final assessment.

Have a question about online learning? Please call 757.263.6850 or e-mail.