The JVL Wildcat Academy Charter School encourages all students not just our athletes to maintain physical fitness through exercise and a proper diet. Supporting this ideal is the Carol M White Physical Education Program Grant. Through this grant we have implemented programs to help students make progress toward meeting State standards for physical education. All our students are empowered to engage in a variety of regular and adaptive physical activities appropriate to their needs and interests, including those with disabilities and/or special health needs such as asthma. As an integral component of our health classes, we provide instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition.
In our physical education classes, students receive fitness education designed to help them understand, improve and maintain their physical well -being. Monitored physical fitness activities include instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities devised to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional development of every student.
We are all aware of the benefits of participating in sports. Through our PSAL sports program our students are given the opportunity to develop positive social and cooperative skills by interacting with others. Sports participation helps build character and prepares participants to meet life’s challenges. Additionally, athletics help to instill essential values in students: discipline, teamwork, dedication, responsibility, fairness and learning to win or lose with grace.
We invite all students to take part in the physical fitness challenge by engaging in regular exercise, eating balanced nutritious meals and by trying out for our sports teams.