Program - ½ Credit
(Full year alternate days)
16 quarters required for graduation
Physical education is an educational process that
focuses on increasing people’s knowledge and affecting people’s
attitudes and behaviors relative to physical activities, including
exercise, sports, games, dance and outdoor adventure activities. In
accepting its responsibility as an integral part of the educational
process, the physical education department recognizes that its efforts
must contribute to more than just the physical development of the child.
Physical education must contribute to the child’s social maturity,
mental health and intellectual enhancement.
Units of study commonly offered within the high
school curriculum are as follows:
*Theory, Skill and Technique Training in:
European Team Handball
There is a rotating schedule for selecting
activities. The process starts with the beginning of the alphabet.
Students with the last name beginning with “A” choose first and work
through the alphabet for the first unit. The next unit the first to
choose are students with the last name beginning with “I”, and the last
unit of the marking period, the first to choose are students that last
name begins with “R”. This rotation continues for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
marking periods in the school year.
The Fitness assessment, for children and youth in
grades K through 12, is a well established leader in the youth fitness
field. Children and youth are given valuable feedback on ways to
establish positive exercise behavior geared to improving their level of
Fitnessgram measures aerobic capacity, body
composition, and muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Instead of
using percentile norms to evaluate performance, Fitnessgram uses
objective criterion standards representing healthy fitness levels.
Fitnessgram recognizes that
educating students about physical fitness, with an emphasis on the
continuing benefits of exercising throughout life, is the most important
objective of a testing program.
Physical Education Grading Policy
Every high school student must complete sixteen
quarters of physical education with a passing grade of a “D” or better.
If a student fails one quarter, they must take a double quarter sometime
before their graduation date.
Students are graded on each activity they participate
in and will receive a letter grade ranging from A to F. They will be
given a quarterly grade computed from the average of all activities they
have participated in.
It should be noted that the teacher listed on the
five week notices and report cards may not be the instructor who teaches
a particular activity during that marking period. This is due to our
selective curriculum program.