Adaptive Physical Education (APE)

Adaptive physical education (APE) is a service provided to children who qualify as having a disability following an evaluation with the school district. APE is a specialized exercise program designed to challenge your child, while still meeting their needs by adapting a typical PE curriculum. The program can be provided in a 1:1 setting, small group, or in the least restrictive environment (general PE setting). A child can qualify for physical therapy services in addition to APE; one service does not exclude the other.

Four smiling children in athletic clothing reach overhead and try to rise onto tip toes as demonstrated by an adult as part of an APE class.