Dorchester District Two Schools are committed to preparing its students to be physically active and healthy for a lifetime. The South Carolina Legislature has enacted the Student Health and Fitness Act of 2005, which requires all students in grades 2, 5, 8 and high school, to complete a health-enhancing personal fitness assessment.
Students in grades 2, 5, 8 and high school, will complete the FITNESSGRAM assessment in the fall and spring. The FITNESSGRAM is composed of 5 components: Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility.
The Body Composition test requires that students have their height and weight recorded. Please note that the height/weight measurements are collected privately and are kept confidential.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact your child’s PE teacher via email.
If you choose to “opt out”, please print and complete the form attached here and return to your child’s P.E. teacher.
A Spanish version of the letter and form are here.