About the PE Waiver Option

  • Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, students who participate in Interscholastic Athletics, Marching Band, Show Choir, Dance Team, or Cheerleading for at least two (2) full seasons, may be exempted from the high school physical education requirement. 

    Thus, a student who plays any combination of Sycamore High School sports at any level - freshman, JV, or varsity or marching band, show choir, dance team, or cheerleading for a total of two (2) seasons is exempt.

    Students electing this exemption will be excused from Physical Education classes, but the total number of credits required for graduation does not change. Therefore, students would have to replace Physical Education classes with other academic electives or simply take physical education as an elective. The exemption will be noted on the student's official transcript. 

    Students opting to participate and earn the Physical Education waiver must:

    1. Complete a PE Waiver Intent form. 
      • The form is available online and in the Counseling Center. 
      • This form should be completed and submitted to the Counseling Center as soon as a student knows their intention to select this option. 
    2. Complete two qualifying activities. 
    3. Complete the qualifying activities by the end of their junior year.

    For additional information please review the frequently asked questions document.

Qualifying Activities

  •  Baseball
     Cheerleading (fall)
     Cheerleading (winter)
     Color Guard
     Cross Country
     Dance Team (Flyerettes)
     Indoor Track
     Marching Band
     Show Choir (Octaviation)
     Track & Field
     Water Polo
     Winter Drumline
     Winter Guard
     Winter Track

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