Physical Education and Health

Fitness Sports and Recreation (FSR)

Course #: PE404SPE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Physical Education (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course is a general Physical Education class developed with the high school student in mind. Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Flexibility and Body Composition are the five components of fitness and will be addressed in the fitness portion of this course. Team sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, etc. will emphasize team cooperation and competitive play. Individual sports such as tennis, badminton, golf and backyard games will encourage fair play and friendly competition. The overall goal of this course is to expose students to a variety of physical activities and the desire to continue them for a lifetime.

Strength, Speed and Fitness

Course #: PE305SPE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Physical Education (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course is for the student looking to improve all 10 General Physical Skills (GPS). The 10 General Physical Skills are Cardiovascular, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. The workouts will be a combination of Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) and Crossfit. You will learn basic lifting techniques for free weights as well as some Olympic lifts. Workouts will not only be in the weight room but in the mat room, gym, and outside. Workouts are constantly varied and fun, if you are a student looking to get in shape and challenge yourself this is the class for you.

Personal Fitness

Course #: PE310SPE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Physical Education (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course will offer a non-competitive approach to personal fitness. Students will learn components of fitness, nutrition and low-impact activities. Students will develop a personalized plan to help achieve fitness goals.

Advanced Team Sports and Conditioning

Course #: PE309SPE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Physical Education (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This class is designed for the motivated student striving to better themself and other competitive students. A minimum of two days a week will be an emphasis on conditioning, whether it is in the weight room, mat room, track or gym. Workouts will vary and will always be fun for the motivated. The other days will be your typical team sports with an emphasis on drills for each sport followed by competitive play with full participation. This would be an excellent calss for athletes and students who want to play with other motivated students.

Adapted Physical Education Mentors

Course #: PE377SPE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ max .5 Physical Education (addt’l credits will be EL)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Instructor approval and application process

This course requires students to be motivated, self disciplined and kind hearted individuals while serving as mentors. Mentors learn to work with individuals with special needs through daily workouts and activities. Students will have the opportunity to hear several guest speakers and create and teach a lesson plan.

Community Mentor

Course#: MD332SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Instructor approval, student must be able to drive

This course is for students who have a passion for helping others with special needs. As a mentor you will be working with students with special needs, supporting them in their daily school activities.

Health 1

Course #: HE102SH1

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Health (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

In this introductory health class students will learn how to access health information, make wise health choices, analyze the influences that affect their choices and the outcomes of those choices, learn how to communicate using refusal skills and health information, set health goals, and advocate for themselves and others in relationship to health decisions. Instruction will include the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, and sexual health. It will also include prevention strategies surrounding violence, suicide, and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Health 2

Course #: HE112SH2

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Health (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 11

Prerequisites: None

In this advanced health class, students will be asked to examine their own health and their own values. Students will debate and discuss current as well as controversial health topics. Some of the topics will include the prevention and control of disease, HIV/AIDS in the world, access to healthcare in the U.S. and World, environmental health, ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), driving under the influence, violence and suicide prevention, sexual health, and first aid/CPR. Students will be able to access health information, make decisions to manage their own health, understand the influences that affect choices and health, communicate using refusal skills and reliable health information, set future health goals and steps to reach these, as well as advocate for themselves and others in relationship to health decisions.