• Adapted Physical Education

    Adapted Physical Education (APE) is an alternative physical education program that involves modifications and/or accommodations to the regular physical education program students. Adapted PE programs are usually provided directly in the general education PE class.

    Schools must provide physical education opportunities for students with disabilities that promote the following:

    • Development of physical and motor skills
    • Development of fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, etc.)
    • Skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports

     District 65 currently has two full-time APE teachers whose responsibilities include the following:

    • Evaluations completed per the recommendations of the IEP teams
    • Provide therapy in pull-out and collaborative service models
    • Provide technical support to staff regarding student needs, such as sensory diets, assistive technology, and adaptive methods
    • Write evaluation reports, therapy notes, and data collection analysis
    • Attend eligibility and annual review conferences
    • Provide input and consultation at RtI meetings
    • Participate in professional development
    • Perform other duties as assigned by princiapals and supervisors