PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


The Physical Education Department focuses instruction so that students will:

  • Pursue a healthy lifestyle using a basic knowledge of hygiene, nutrition, fitness, and mental health.
  • Participate regularly in various lifetime sports and physical fitness activities.
  • Show evidence of an appreciation of outdoor activity and of the ability to use the appropriate skill sets.

1600 Boys' Physical Education
(Grades 9-10; 1 semester; .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None

Physical education for freshman and sophomore boys is designed to introduce a variety of team sports and individual activities intended to improve the student's skill and cardiovascular conditioning. Along with the games, there is a heavy emphasis on strength, agility, flexibility, and aerobic training--all designed to help the student improve his overall level of fitness. Possible activities include touch football, softball, speedball, ultimate Frisbee, team handball, water safety, basketball, volleyball, weight training, and other recreational activities.

1601 Girls' Physical Education
(Grades 9-10; 1 semester; .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None

Physical education for freshman and sophomore girls is designed to introduce a variety of team and individual sports with an emphasis on personal physical fitness. Possible activities include softball, team handball, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, dance, water safety, bowling, track and field, and other recreational activities.

1602 Health
(Grades 9-10; 1 semester; .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None

The Health curriculum is designed to acquaint the students with a variety of health information to enable them to develop good health habits. Subject matter will include information and class discussions, and will require a research paper at the end of the semester. The goal of this class is to help students identify where they fit in the continuum of wellness, and how to make responsible, healthy decisions while shaping proper attitudes towards personal health care.


1608 Lifetime Sports and Activities
(Co-ed; Grades 11-12; 1 semester, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce a variety of individual and dual sports and activities to improve the student's skill and cardiovascular conditioning. Along with games, there is a heavy emphasis on sportsmanship, strategy, development, and enjoyment - all designed to help the student improve his/her level of fitness.

1609 Outdoor Education
(Co-ed; Grades 11-12; 1 semester, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce a variety of outdoor activities to improve the student's appreciation and understanding of outdoor activities. By studying and practicing the skills associated with the activities, students will improve their understanding of the correct and safe way to be active in the outdoors.

1611 Strength and Conditioning
(Grades 9-12; 1 semester; .5 credit)
Prerequisite: .5 credit of P.E.

The students will participate in a program designed by their specific sports coach to increase their strength, conditioning, agility, and appreciation of skill needed for their sport. The class will provide hands-on experience in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and endurance. There will also be an emphasis on changing the body composition through proper diet. Each student will be required to demonstrate an increase in his/her level of strength and conditioning. Students will be instructed in proper methods and a variety of techniques to develop specific muscle groups.