Academics

Health and Physical Education

ASD’s Health, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education programs are modeled after the State of Connecticut Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework (HBLCF). 
In addition, our curriculum aligns with the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) as well as the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Standards (NASPE). Our scope and sequence connects with the Common Core State Standards, The College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and the 21st Century Skills framework.

Health Curriculum

    • Boy running

      Boy running

Our Health curriculum is a sequential PreK -12 program that consists of 9 units designed to give students the tools needed to make educated decisions about their health, fitness, and wellness both now and in their future.

Units Include

  • Dangers and effects of alcohol and other drugs
  • Community and environmental health
  • Injury prevention
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Personal and consumer health
  • Physical activity
  • Family health and sexuality
  • Dangers and effects of tobacco

Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education

Our Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education curriculum is a sequential PreK -12 program designed to give students the tools needed to make educated decisions about their health, fitness, and wellness both now and in their future.

Units Include

  • Health-related physical fitness
  • Cooperative games
  • Movement exploration
  • Rhythm, dance and creative movement
  • Adventure education
    • Child in a wheelchair

      Child in a wheelchair