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Thank you for taking an interest in the wellness of Houston County’s youngest citizens.  The Houston County Board of Education supports healthy and active lifestyles for it students through the implementation of a comprehensive Health and Physical Education program in line with the Governor’s GA SHAPE initiative (see details below).  The program fulfills compliance with State guidelines and provides opportunities for students to engage in fun and creative physical activities while at school.  Studies continue to show that increased physical activity and healthy living can improve academic performance leading to higher achievement.


Helpful Links:

Georgia Department of Education - Health and Physical Education

GA Standards of Excellence for Physical Education

GA Standards of Excellence for Health

State DOE Rule 160-4-2-.12 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program (Including Sex Education Requirements)


AS REQUIRED BY  O.C.G.A. § 20-2-143 and GA DOE Rule 160-4-2-.12

Body Awareness and Safety, Abuse Prevention and Reporting, and Sex Education

FAQ                        Erin's Law

Houston County Sex Education Learning Objectives

Curricula used:

GA Fitness Assessment Required - FitnessGram

The FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive fitness assessment for youth designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

In compliance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-777 and GADOE Board Rule 160-4-2-.12, all students in grades 1-12 that are enrolled in a P.E. class, regardless of age, gender, or ability, will participate in the FITNESSGRAM assessment.  

Frequently Asked Questions About FITNESSGRAM


GA Driver's License Information

Houston County students will take the GA required Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) when they take Health in high school.  Teens under the age of 18 are required by law to show proof that they have completed ADAP in order to obtain their Class D driver's license.  Students can obtain their ADAP certificates from the school office . 

More information about the ADAP requirement can be found at . 

The most current ADAP Student Manual can be found at . 


Parents should also make provisions for their child to fulfill the requirements of "Joshua's Law" which includes hours of supervised driving and driver education training. Houston County schools do not currently teach courses in driver training.  Parents may find a list of providers on the DDS website.  Information on "Joshua's Law" can also  be found at .

The Parent/Teen Driving Guide can be found online as well.

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Perry, GA  31069




Administrative Assistant for Special Programs

Coordinator for Special Programs

Sharon Eddy



 Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.   ~Plato


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