Physical Education Exemption
Seven semesters of physical education (PE) are required for graduation from U46 high schools. If you are requesting to be exempt from PE for the upcoming school year. it is important that you understand and acknowledge the terms conditions which accompany this exemption.
The School District U-46 Board of Education approved some new allowable exemptions from physical education classes for seventh through 12th graders.
The District remains committed to providing physical education for our students. We recognize that these classes can form the foundation for lifelong healthy habits and participation in individual and team sports. At the same time, our parents and students have sought flexibility in recent years to better support students’ academic interests and career paths. The District sought and received a PE waiver through the Illinois State Board of Education. This has allowed U46 to re-evaluate the current exemptions we have in place and develop exemptions that balance the importance of physical education while striving to meet the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of all students.
These exemptions are outlined below. The form must be signed by a parent, counselor, and principal or designated administrator.