Physical Education and Health

Freshman Health Seminar

Half (1/2) year; Zero (0) credit

A required 10-week course for all freshman students that will serve as a prerequisite for Health Education (10-12). This is a pass/fail course that is participation and project based. The main objective of the course will be to aide in the transition of middle school to high school. Students will discuss main concepts and social issues such as bullying, healthy relationships, personal behavior, alcohol, drugs and decision-making. This course will meet one letter day of the rotation.

Health

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Freshman Health Seminar, Grades 10-12

Health education is a state-required course. It is designed to present materials leading to a better understanding of personal health problems on a mature level.

Physical Education (9th & 10th)

Full (1) year; Half (1/2) credit

It is our goal to have grade level Physical Education, however, this format will be determined based on scheduling needs.

State Education law mandates that a student participates in Physical Education on a regular basis each year that he is enrolled in school. Physical Education for 9th and 10th-grade students will incorporate an introduction to the major fitness concepts, team sports and individual sports.

Students will learn about cardiovascular activity, heart rate calculations, and basic team sports concepts as well as net/wall sports concepts. Students will be responsible for understanding key terms for sports and fitness as well as the connections between the two. Another main focus will be the concepts of sportsmanship, leadership, communication, perseverance and courage.

Physical Education (11th & 12th)

Full (1) year; Half (1/2) credit

It is our goal to have grade level Physical Education, however, this format will be determined based on scheduling needs.

State Education law mandates that a student participates in Physical Education on a regular basis each year that he is enrolled in school. Physical Education for 11th and 12th-grade students will incorporate the development of skills to the level of sufficiency or proficiency. There is a higher emphasis of ownership, responsibility and problem-solving. Other major concepts will include principles of weight training and lifetime fitness activities. Students will be expected to set personal health goals and will be assessed on their understanding of all physical activity concepts, both group and individual.