Physical Education & Health Department
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Graduation Requirements: All students need to complete two one -half credits of physical education. One course is sports skills and the other is conditioning and health. They do not need to be taken in sequence nor only during their freshman year. We also offer an elective course, sports skills, for junior and seniors.
Physical Education and Health Goals
The goals of the physical education and health programs are to provide students with opportunities to attain the skills and knowledge to be physically active and to make healthy choices in their lifetime. Students should become adept in movement forms, motor skills, and social skills and learn to enjoy physical activity while participating in a safe environment. Students will experience enjoyment, challenge, social opportunities and a chance for self-expression.
Cognitive understandings will be developed from an awareness of the relationships between activity and health habits and its effects on the body. The development of physical activity on the physiological, social, and emotional well-being of students as well as a comprehensive perspective on the meaning of a healthy lifestyle will be clearly understood by all participating individuals.
Physical education and health instruction will reinforce the core curriculum. Connections across the curriculum will enhance students' critical thinking skills and assist in the enhancement of adding interest to the content in order to engage the majority of students.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
840 HEALTH & CONDITIONING GRADES: 9-12 CREDIT: .50
This is a dual-purpose course in which students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, execute and track the progress of their own personalized fitness program while exploring contemporary issues surrounding nutrition, personal and mental health, safety, substance abuse, human growth and development and family life education. Students will understand, compare and contrast, and then apply principles of health and wellness to develop decision-making skills, habits and attitudes that positively impact them physically, intellectually and socially/emotionally. Interdisciplinary instruction focusing on developmentally appropriate literacy and numeracy skills embedded within values and character education themes are integral instructional delivery systems for this course of study. *Required for graduation
841 SPECIALIZED SPORTS SKILLS GRADES: 9-12 CREDIT: .50
This course is designed to offer a flexible menu of sports skill development activities as chosen by students, and commensurate to their motivational and skill abilities, ranging from interscholastic competition to recreational in nature. Interdisciplinary instruction focusing on developmentally appropriate literacy and numeracy skills embedded within values and character education themes are integral instructional delivery systems for this course of study. *Required for graduation
859F PHYSICAL EDUC. ELECTIVE (FALL) GRADES: 10-12 CREDIT: .50
859S PHYSICAL EDUC. ELECTIVE (SPRING) GRADES: 10-12 CREDIT: .50
Prerequisites: Health & Conditioning and Specialized Sports Skills
This course is designed to offer students a wide range of sports skill development activities in order to promote lifelong participation in athletic and fitness-related pursuits. Students will acquire knowledge and skills for a variety of sports and games, including rules, strategies and recreational opportunities both within school, and throughout the wider community. Interdisciplinary instruction focusing on developmentally appropriate literacy and numeracy skills embedded within values and character education themes are integral instructional delivery systems for this course of study.