Adaptive Physical Education

The mission of the Public Schools Athletic League is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.
The goal of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Middle School Sports & Fitness program is to improve student fitness levels and overall health by increasing opportunities for children to engage in physical activity, regardless of athletic ability. The program promotes health-related fitness through a mix of several after-school and before-school activities including traditional sports, non-traditional sports, and fitness activities. The ultimate goal is for students to grow to be C.H.A.M.P.S. — Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students — for life.

The Adaptive Physical Education at John F. Kennedy Jr.School P 721Q fully supports the District 75 Mission, whose goal is “to have an activity where ALL students can fully participate in Physical Education. The emphasis for all District 75 students is on the use of physical activity that students enjoy and promotes individual choices wherever possible so that there may be greater transfer to real life settings.”

The APE department at JFK Jr. engages in the following activities:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Intramural Basketball/Volleyball
  • FloorHockey
  • Football
  • Trackand Field
  • Special Olympics
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • CHAMPS afterschool program
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Weight Training
  • Bowling
  • Achilles virtual Marathon/ MightyMilers




In addition JFK Jr. has participated in the Row New York adaptive program. Row New York in collaboration with Dist. 75  provides a program that offers specialized programming with trained staff and adaptive equipment to introduce the basics of rowing, team work, and the importance of exercise.