Adapted Physical Education (APE) is physical education which has been adapted or modified to address the individualized needs of students who have gross motor developmental delays.
Our APE instructors have specialized training in developing, implementing, and monitoring specialized, individualized programs so that the students will obtain the skills necessary to:
- Participate regularly in developmentally age-appropriate movement and motor skills.
- Develop competency in movement and motor skills.
- Obtain the skills necessary to be successful in lifelong activities, recreation, and sport experiences to enhance their physical fitness and wellness.
- Learn game rules and strategies and demonstrate their use in game settings.
- Demonstrate appropriate social skills in a physical activity setting.
- Understand the benefits of regular physical activity.
During the school year, the Adapted PE program also organizes and facilitates different activities for our students. We host the annual Adapted PE skating party. All Adapted PE students district-wide are invited to Carousel Skating Center to enjoy an afternoon of skating and socializing with friends and colleagues.
On the first Friday in May, the Adapted PE staff host the annual Super Kids Day (field day) at Levy. For the past few years, Levy has partnered with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for this activity. This partnership allows our students to have the opportunity to participate in fun filled activities and socialize with regular education peers.