Physical Education & Health

Physical Education and Health
Required Courses

HEALTH EDUCATION (9-12) 
Health Education is a required course designed to help students attain competence in identifying, understanding, and helping to solve the health problems of today’s society. Included in the Health Education program are prevention of accidents; first aid and C.P.R.; health concepts - an overview of body functions; medicines and medical care; mental health; pathology and diseases; ecology and health; emotions and personality; use, misuse, and abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs; AIDS; human sexuality (includes human reproduction, venereal disease, and family living). 
Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12
Credits: 1 credit, 1 semester course
Fulfills the Health & Wellness requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

SECONDARY PE I (9-12)
This physical education class is required for all students in the freshman class. It is a coeducational class. Basic fundamentals of strength, agility and flexibility are taught.  Four days each week are used to involve students in aerobic, anaerobic, and plyometric skills and weight room skills. Monday is dedicated to classroom study on fitness-related materials. Students will have written tests and projects due throughout the semester. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  9 – 12
Credits: 1 credit per semester
Fulfills part of the Physical Education requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity
SECONDARY PE II (9-12)
This physical education class is required for all students in the sophomore class. It is a coeducational class. Basic fundamentals of the strength, agility and flexibility are taught. Four days each week are used to involve students in aerobic, anaerobic, and plyometric skills and weight room skills. Monday is dedicated to classroom study on fitness-related materials. Students will have written tests and projects due throughout the semester. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  9 – 12
Recommended Prerequisites:  Physical Education I
Credits: 1 credit per semester
Fulfills part of the Physical Education requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity.

Elective Courses

AEROBICS (10-12)
Aerobics is offered to female students only. The girls are able to workout in the wrestling room which gives them a place to do both high and low impact aerobics. Both teacher and video instruction are used. Students also take their own body measurements and are weighed each week in order to monitor their own progress. During the semester, students also create their own high or low impact production to present to the class. Students are also introduced to video presentations such as eight minute abs, buns, legs, and arms. Relaxation and flexibility tapes are also used. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  10 – 12
Recommended Prerequisites:  Physical Education I and II
Credits: 1 credit per semester, trimester or upon mastery of course standards.  There is no maximum amount of credits that may be earned provided that there is no course or skill level duplication.
Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity.

LIFETIME SPORTS (10-12)
Lifetime Sports enables students to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while learning and playing games such as bowling, table tennis, pickle ball, badminton, tennis, golf, and volleyball. The class includes two days each week of aerobic activity.  Students are tested on game knowledge. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  10 – 12
Recommended Prerequisites:  Physical Education I and II
Credits: 1 credit per semester, trimester or upon mastery of course standards.  There is no maximum amount of credits that may be earned provided that there is no course or skill level duplication.
Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (10-12)
Students taking this course want to better themselves physically. This class consists of three days in weight training and two days of speed development. Monday, Wednesday and Friday the student is in the weight room. Tuesday and Thursday students spend time in a series of sprinting and plyometric drills in order to achieve maximum speed and power. Students are pre-tested and post-tested for the purpose of showing performance improvement. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  10 – 12
Recommended Prerequisites:  Physical Education I and II
Credits: 1 credit per semester, trimester or upon mastery of course standards.  There is no maximum amount of credits that may be earned provided that there is no course or skill level duplication.
Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity.

TEAM SPORTS (10-12)
Team Sports is offered to male students only. The semester is divided into sections including, but not limited to basketball, volleyball, and flag football. Because the students in this class are competitive, teachers incorporate different tournament structures to encourage the students to be active and to practice fair play. NOTE: All Physical Education Classes require running and speed development drills.
Recommended Grade Level:  10 – 12
Recommended Prerequisites:  Physical Education I and II
Credits: 1 credit per semester, trimester or upon mastery of course standards.  There is no maximum amount of credits that may be earned provided that there is no course or skill level duplication.
Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Recommended: Classes are co-educational unless the activity involves bodily contact or groupings based on an objective standard of individual performance developed and applied without regard to gender. 
Adapted physical education must be offered, as needed, in the least restricted environment and must be based upon an individual assessment.
As a designated laboratory course, 25% of course time must be spent in activity.