2020-2021 Cambridge High School Personal Fitness Exemption Application
Cambridge High School students who meet one of the following criteria have the option to exempt Personal Fitness, a physical education course required by the Georgia Department of Education (Personal Fitness (35.0510009)). Students will NOT receive credit (Carnegie units) for the course, but the transcript will reflect that the student exempted the course, thereby satisfying the State BOE requirement.
GHSA option: Student-athletes who complete two verified sub-varsity (9th or JV) seasons or one Varsity season of a GHSA sport verified by Coach & Athletic Director
Marching Band option-1 complete Marching Band season verified by the Band Director.
Complete the information in the form below to apply for exemption- incorrect or incomplete information will result in the application being denied.
*** You must apply for personal fitness exemption by the last school date of your junior year if you wish to use the exemption-otherwise Personal Fitness will be added to your senior year schedule ***
*** Exemption Form Application Form should be completed by the end of Fall or Spring semester ***
*** Once you have applied for and had your exemption confirmed, there is no need to apply again the next year ***
*** If your sport is currently in-season, you should wait until the end of the following semester to apply ***
Personal Fitness Waiver FAQ
Who is eligible for the waiver?
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all current Cambridge students who successfully complete one season of marching band, one season of a varsity GHSA-sanctioned sport (excluding One Act Play and Literary competitions) offered at CHS, or two seasons of a GHSA-sanctioned "sub-varsity" sport offered at CHS are eligible to utilize the Personal Fitness Waiver. This requirement must be met by the end of the first semester of the student's senior year.
Which sports are GHSA-sanctioned?
The following CHS sports programs are GHSA-sanctioned and qualify for the Personal Fitness Waiver:
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Where do students get a Personal Fitness Waiver form?
Once a student has met the Personal Fitness Waiver criteria, she/he should pick up a Personal Fitness Waiver form from the Counseling Department, or download the form from the link above.
What is the process for obtaining the Personal Fitness waiver?
After successful completion of one season of marching band, one season of a varsity GHSA-sanctioned sport offered at CHS (list above), or two seasons of a "sub-varsity" GHSA-sanctioned sport (listed above) offered at CHS, the student will obtain a Personal Fitness Waiver Form from the Counseling Department. The student should complete the form, have his/her successful participation verified by the Band Director or the Head Coach of the team, and return it to the Counseling Department. The completed, signed form must be turned in by the last day of the school year during which the eligibility requirement was met.
Does the student receive actual credit or a grade when using the Personal Fitness waiver?
No. Students who waive Personal Fitness will have a Personal Fitness Exemption Code added to their transcripts designating the waiver. No grade or credit will be assigned.
Can past participation in band or a sport count toward the waiver?
No. A student cannot be "grandfathered in" based on past participation in marching band or a sport. Students must complete the requirements after the 2020 - 2021 school year begins.
What about sports that are not GHSA-sanctioned or sanctioned sports that are not offered at CHS?
Since these sports are not under the domain of Cambridge High School, they are not included in the waiver.
Are rising seniors eligible for the waiver?
Yes, rising seniors are eligible for the waiver, but they must complete the requirement by the end of the first semester (i.e. rising seniors participating only in winter/spring sports are not eligible). Reasoning: The Counseling Department must verify that graduating seniors have completed all required coursework. If a senior has not taken the Personal Fitness class or completed the eligibility by the end of the first semester, she/he is required to take the Personal Fitness class during the second semester.
Whom can I contact for questions about the waiver?
For questions, please contact your child's school counselor and/or any of the following school staff: Curriculum Assistant Principal Christina Kim (Kimc@fultonschools.org), Athletic Director Lesley Broadwell (BroadwellL@fultonschools.org).