Physical Education

Physical Education Exemption 

All students must pass two years of Physical Education to meet state high school graduation requirements. Students may qualify for an exemption from 10th grade PE if the student:

  • has successfully passed one year of 9th grade PE AND
  • passes the five standards assessed in the 9th grade Physical Fitness Test (FITNESSGRAMOR
  • participates in school-sponsored athletics (one season of a sport equals one semester of PE); participation in athletics that would qualify for an exemption can be in any season in 10th through 12th grades 

Please click on the link below to access the 10th Grade PE Exemption Form for participation in school-sponsored athletics as well as temporary and permanent medical exemptions.


  • The Half Moon Bay High School Physical Education teachers are committed to the health, fitness and mental well-being of ALL students. Physical Education teachers at Half Moon Bay High School believe each student can be guided in setting health and fitness goals. All students can attain these goals with the guidance of their teacher. We believe in our students and will help our students believe in themselves!


California Physical Education Model Content Standards:

High School Physical Education Standards Course I 

High School Physical Education Standards Course II



Half Moon Bay High School Syllabus:

Physical Education Core Class Syllabus and Expectations


Physical Education Medical Release Form (updated 2022):

Physical Education Medical Release Form 


For more information about specific classes and academic pathways, please refer to our Student Planning Guide.

Dustin Taylor
Department Chair

Brian Anderson

Christina Yeakley

Absent from PE?

See your PE Teacher for more information about opportunities to make up participation points for an excused absence, including participating in one of the PE Makeup Days:

PE Advisory Makeups

Semester 1

Semester 2


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