Overview of Health & Physical Education Program:
Our mission is to promote and foster the concepts and skills needed to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle in a society that is becoming increasingly sedentary.
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING in Health & Physical Education:
- Access and gather Health & Fitness information through reading, writing, listening and the use of technology for the development of a personal fitness plan.
- Critically analyze information that impacts on an individual’s Health and Fitness such as information contained in a food label.
- Utilize effective problem solving strategies in regards to decision making in emergency situations and employ proper first aid procedures.
- Communicate effectively with others in the Physical Education setting by demonstrating good sportsmanship and communicating effectively in the promotion and exhibition of Health Education concepts and ideas.
- Apply knowledge, skills, and values learned in Health and Physical Education, and a wide variety of other disciplines, to formulate a plan to attain personal goals.
Note: Students must successfully complete the following four classes in Health & Physical Education as a graduation requirement.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9
This course is designed for all 9th grade students and involves activity and instruction in soccer, track and field, basketball, project adventure, fitness and recreational games as well as nutrition, abstinence, dating, relationship violence prevention, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse prevention.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10
This course is designed for all 10th grade students and involves activity and instruction in tennis, softball volleyball, floor hockey and fitness and recreational games, as well as basic first aid & CPR, mental and emotional health, family life education & domestic violence prevention, major health risks and current health topics.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11
This course is designed for all 11th grade students and involves activity and instruction in flag football, lacrosse, badminton, team handball, aerobics, project adventure and recreational games as well as health careers, sexually transmitted diseases, coping with stress & domestic violence prevention, substance abuse treatment and cost to society, and current health topics.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12
This course is designed for all 12th grade students and involves activity and instruction in archery, personal fitness, tennis, dance, softball, recreational games and golf as well as first aid, child birth and parenting & domestic violence prevention, ergonomics and back care, environmental health, health care and current health topics.
Health & Physical Education Electives:
This course is open to juniors and seniors who wish to engage in an intense, rigorous, comprehensive, and individualized physical fitness regimen. The curriculum will include cardio-vascular and strength training, flexibility, personal weight management, and nutrition. Personal Fitness is not a substitute for the regular Health and Physical Education course.
Students who successfully complete CCAs in science demonstrate proficiency in school-wide learning expectations #1 & #6:
Expectation 1. Access and critically analyze information to answer questions and explore ideas
Expectation 6. Engage in work with integrity, both independently and collaboratively.