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Everything you need to get your kids moving.


What is a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)?

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting health and helping children establish lifelong healthy behaviors. Research shows a link between health and academic success as well as other aspects of well-being. To have the most positive impact on health outcomes, schools, government agencies, community organizations, parents, and other community members must work together through a collaborative and comprehensive approach that utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) and Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) models.

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Active Schools Self-Assessment Tool

Self-assessment is an important first step to making changes and enhancements. To make it easier for you (or your group, such as school health council, school PTA/PTO, school physical education department), we are providing an 11 question, interactive, online Active Schools Self-Assessment Tool.

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and physical activity resources,
programs, professional
development and
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These are the five components of an active school

Click on the red circles to see resources, programs, professional development and grants

These are the five components of an active school

Click on the red circles to see resources, programs, professional development and grants

These are our partners. Hover on them to see who they are.

These are our partners. Hover on them to see who they are.

Click in the middle to see resources that address all components on an active school.


Physical Education

Activity Before and After School

Family & Community Engagement

Staff Involvement

Activity During School

A World Fit for Kids!

A World Fit for Kids! is an internationally recognized leader in implementing high quality physical activity programming and training for schools and Out-of-School Time programs. A World Fit for Kids! is committed to preparing young people for fit and fulfilling lives!

AASA, the School Superintendents Association

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids® mobilizes school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.

Activity Works

Activity Works’ cloud-based platform delivers scientifically-designed classroom activity breaks via exciting, cross-curricular video episodes that children love. Each episode incorporates age-appropriate movements validated by experts for safety and used to maximize academic performance and combat obesity.

Adventure to Fitness

Adventure to Fitness, a live action + animated educational fitness program, that inspires kids to lead healthy lifestyles through imagination, education and movement.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.

Association for Middle Level Education

The Association for Middle Level Education helps middle grades educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools. A membership organization, AMLE includes teachers, principals, counselors, professors, researchers, and others interested in the education of 10- to 15-year-olds.


ASCD, a membership organization 125,000 strong, is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.

Athletes for Hope

Athletes for Hope educates, encourages and assists professional, Olympic and college athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable causes, to increase public awareness of those efforts, and to inspire others to do the same.


An initiative of the Reebok Foundation, BOKS is a before school physical activity program getting kids moving and their brains ready for a day of learning. BOKS provides FREE curriculum to empower the community and help youth embrace healthy habits.

CATCH Global Foundation

CATCH Global Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s health worldwide by developing, disseminating and sustaining the CATCH platform in collaboration with researchers at UTHealth. The Foundation links underserved schools and communities to the resources necessary to create and sustain healthy change for future generations.


ChildObesity180 brings together scientific and academic experts with leaders from government, business, and nonprofit organizations to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. One of its signature physical activity initiatives is Billion Mile Race.


Ergotron empowers smart learning environments with active furniture designs that fit into the natural flow of students and staff. LearnFit mobile adjustable standing desks are both personalized and flexible, introducing improved metabolic health, engagement and classroom dynamics into the classroom.

Focused Fitness

Focused Fitness is a leading developer of software and curriculum solutions for quality physical education and activity programs that empower schools to create movement opportunities and prepare students for healthy and productive lives.


GENYOUth specializes in national initiatives including the largest in-school wellness program (Fuel Up to Play 60) in partnership with National Dairy Council and the NFL, an innovative youth social entrepreneurship program, AdVenture Capital, youth and thought-leader engagement, and stakeholder-targeted publications.


GoNoodle gets kids moving to be their smartest, strongest, bravest, silliest, selves. Short, interactive movement videos and games make it simple and fun to incorporate movement into every part of the day with dancing, stretching, running and even mindfulness activities.

Good Sports

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Good Sports equipment grants serve youth in economically disadvantaged areas of the country.


Gopher is an industry-leading physical education, athletics, fitness, recreation, and health products distributor dedicated to providing schools with the products to improve fitness, develop skills, create fun, and reach a high standard of learning and living.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools is an effort dedicated to improving the health of students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools focusing in four key areas: healthy eating, active living, school employee wellness and positive social/emotional well being.

KIDS in the GAME

KIDS in the GAME awards GO! Grants of $1,000-$5,000 to school-based programs that increase minutes of physical activity for K-6 students. GO! Grants allow schools to submit their own proposals and fund sustainable, low-cost programs before, during and after school.

Lakeshore Foundation-National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

Lakeshore Foundation and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) support activities focused on inclusive physical activity for individuals with physical disabilities to lead healthy, active and independent lives.

Marathon Kids

Marathon Kids sets kids on a journey to run the equivalent of up to four marathons over the course of a running club season. Kids track their mileage, earn rewards from NIKE, and have fun while increasing their physical activity.

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and in over 35 countries around the world.

National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is the official foundation of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, whose mission is to help more Americans be active, play sports & eat healthy.

National PTA

National PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We are a voice for children, a resource for families, and an advocate for education, health and safety.


NBA/WNBA FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness platform that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs, events and products. Team up with the NBA Family to BE ACTIVE, EAT HEALTHY and PLAY TOGETHER.

NIKE, Inc.

NIKE creates products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation. Its mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.

Partnership for a Healthier America

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) works with the private sector to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy parents and families.


PlayCore is a leading provider of educational play & recreation solutions working to promote community partnership with park and recreation, schools, and others looking to provide active recreation spaces that are inventive and imaginative.


Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 1,300 schools in 23 U.S. cities, reaching more than 700,000 students directly and through professional training services.


Polar education solutions provide innovative ways to measure MVPA, Fitness and Heart Rate with activity trackers, wearable sports devices and online services. Polar technology promotes safety, motivation and accountability, while bringing documentation and objective assessment to PE programs for reporting.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and healthy eating.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership advances safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America's children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

S&S Worldwide

S&S® Worldwide has been supporting physical activity and youth development for over 100 years! In partnership with PE Central, they deliver resources, sports and P.E. equipment, and professional development to thousands of youth organizations and educational professionals.

SHAPE America

As the nation's largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals, SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives.

Sportime featuring SPARK

Sportime enhances healthy physical activity experiences by providing innovative products and programs that enable success. SPARK provides research-based programs designed to encourage lifelong movement. Together, Sportime featuring SPARK delivers an array of physical activity and wellness solutions for students and educators.


Sqord encourages kids to move inside and outside the classroom. The Sqord Pod motivates kids to stay active, rewarding them with online fun! Sqord is used in P.E. to help students increase activity, build healthy habits, and boost academic performance.


Children’s sedentary behavior is a public health crisis. StandUpKids provides education on the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles and resources on why standing desks create an environment where children can become healthier, more active, and be more engaged in school.

UNICEF Kid Power

UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) strives to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF administers RunJumpThrow, a hands-on learning program that introduces kids to basic running, jumping and throwing skills.

Yoga Foster

Yoga Foster empowers teachers with yoga and mindfulness tools to create healthier, happier classrooms. The nonprofit organization provides yoga and mindfulness training, monthly curriculum, and yoga mats with the aim of fostering accessible, sustainable yoga programs in schools.


Overall Active School


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Physical Activity Before and After School


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Staff Involvement


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Family & Community Engagement


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Current Grant Opportunities

Are you ready to find an Active Schools activation grant that is right for your school? All grant opportunities listed below either require a school to be enrolled in Active Schools or give enrolled Active Schools added consideration. Check back often as new opportunities are frequently added. 

Nominate an Active Schools Champion for an Award

To reach our goal of all K-12 schools providing an active school environment, everyone has a role to play. The roles can be played by many people in many ways. The purpose of Active Schools’ awards is to recognize and share that passion and creativity – to learn from and motivate each other. Because what could be more motivating than knowing it can be done, because it has been done?!  

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Data and Research

Whether you are making the case for school physical education and before, during, and after physical education programs or wanting research and data to guide your program planning and implementation processes, these easy-to-use fact sheets, research briefs, and reports from highly credible organizations will help you.

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Active Schools Campaigns

2017 Take Your Parent to PE Week

Active Schools Videos

These videos showcase active schools, best practices for inclusive physical education and physical activity, adult recess, and more. We hope you will use them.

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