Adaptive Physical Education
Our Adaptive Physical Education (D/APE) Teachers are physical education (PE) teachers who has advanced training in Special Education.
The role of the D/APE teacher is to help each student achieve success at their level while working on gross motor fitness and lifetime sport skills. In addition, they:
- work with students of all disabilities who demonstrate specific needs in the areas of gross motor skills
- work with students in the mainstream PE class, in small groups or individually
- consult with mainstream PE teachers about adaptations and safety issues
The district offers adapted athletic programs sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League in soccer, floor hockey, and softball.