Grades: 9-12 Credits: 5 per semester
The course is designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health while providing them with skills necessary to make lifelong healthy choices. Study will include information about personal and community health; injury prevention and safety; mental, emotional and social health; growth, development and sexual health; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and nutrition and physical activity. Students will become aware of essential health concepts, analyzing health influences, accessing valid health information, interpersonal communication, decision making, goal setting, practicing health-enhancing behaviors, and health promotion.
The Health Education class is one semester in length. The main emphasis is placed on state mandated topics which are requirements for graduation. Selected areas of study include first aid; cardiovascular health maintenance; alcohol, chemical, tobacco, and drug abuse; transmission and avoidance of sexually transmitted diseases; fire safety and prevention; procedures for disaster safety; preventing common communicable diseases; personal hygiene; mental, physical and emotional health.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 9
Grades: 9 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Freshman standing Max credit: 10
A one-year course. This core co-educational physical education and wellness program is required of all freshmen. Students must be enrolled in Physical Education both semesters of the freshmen year, unless exempted by a medical excuse. The PE core 9 class consists of a variety of physical education and health activities which include fitness and wellness principles and assessment, and may include volleyball, badminton, handball, racquetball tumbling, gymnastics, dance, fitness, flag football, weight training, and other individual and team sports.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 10
Grades: 10 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Sophomore standing Max credit: 10
A one-year course. This core co-educational physical education and wellness program is required of all sophomores. Students must be enrolled in Physical Education both semesters of the sophomore year, unless exempted by a medical excuse. The PE core 10 class consists of a variety of physical education and health activities which may include fitness and wellness assessment and principles, as well as weight training, wrestling, self defense, tennis, grass volleyball, softball, basketball, dance, flag football and a variety of other individual and team sports. Positive character, attitude development and teamwork are stressed.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9/10 MAKE-UP
Grades: 11 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing Max credit: 20
A one-year course. This core co-educational physical education and wellness program is a make-up course designed for juniors who failed PE 9 or 10. The class consists of a variety of physical education and health activities include fitness and wellness assessment and cover the same topics taught in core PE 9 and 10. Positive character, attitude development and teamwork are stressed.
ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Grades: 9-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Doctor’s recommendation (written) I.E.P. must be done. Max credit: 20
This one-year course is repeatable for credit toward graduation requirements. This course is designed for those students whose activity is restricted because of a temporary or long term injury or illness. An emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, establishing a lifelong physical fitness routine, and a proper personal attitude toward health. Students participate in a restricted activity schedule established in conjunction with the student’s physical limitations as explained by their doctor.
Grades: 9-12 Credits: 5 per semester Max credit: 30
This co-ed course is designed for competitive athletes and students who wish to improve performance through strength training. Be prepared for intense training sessions