Fitness Testing Guidelines
Guilford County Schools is committed to preparing its students to be physically active and healthy for a lifetime. The General Assembly of North Carolina has enacted House Bill 1757 that requires all students in grades K-8 to complete a health-enhancing personal fitness assessment.
Students in grades K-8 will complete the FITNESSGRAM assessment in the fall and spring to see if changes and improvements have been made in a student's health-related fitness levels based on goals that were established by the teacher and/or student. The FITNESSGRAM is composed of 5 components: Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility. The Body Composition requires that students have their height and weight recorded. Please note that the height/weight measurements are collected privately and are only used in determing Aerobic Capacity of each student. If parent/gaurdian does NOT want their child involved in the Body Composition portion, they must contact their schools Physical Education Teacher.