Physical education is a required annual experience for all Waukee Community School District students meant to create healthy and active lifelong habits.


Waukee Physical Education Department

The Waukee Elementary Physical Education program aims to provide inclusive, safe, and supportive learning communities where ALL students can feel empowered to become courageous movers. We encourage all students to adopt a positive relationship with healthy activity; to celebrate physical, mental, and social well-being; and to develop habits that lead to long, healthy, happy lives.

The Waukee Secondary Physical Education program seeks to empower all students to participate in regular, lifelong physical activity to create a foundation for a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.


PE Course Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives (SBO) and Curriculum Review Process

In 2019, the Iowa Department of Education adopted the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America standards as the standards for Iowa physical education programs. These standards stress the significance of creating physically literate individuals – individuals who understand and value the skills needed to participate in beneficial physical activities in pursuit of physical fitness. Our K-12 Physical Education department began reviewing these standards in 2019 but the review was put on pause due to various pandemic-related reasons; in the fall of 2021, the Waukee PE Department adopted the SHAPE outcomes. These were Board-approved in early 2022 and implemented for the 2022-23 school year.

Physical Education K-12 Standards, Benchmarks, and Objectives


Physical Education Courses

Elementary (K-5) Courses


Middle-Level (Grades 6-9) Courses


High School (Grades 10-12) Courses

Note: This course is taught by an instructor from the YMCA at a pool facility.

Note: This course is taught by an instructor from the YMCA at a pool facility.

Note: This online course is completed outside of school hours.