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.
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.
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.
*These are private funding programs administered by the respective sponsors.
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?!
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.
Active Schools Videos
These videos showcase active schools, best practices for inclusive physical education and physical activity, adult recess, and more. The first four videos are inspirational testimonials from principals and superintendents about the importance of an active school environment. We hope you will use them.