Physical Ed. /Health
The PE/Health/DAPE department incorporates the National Physical Education and Health Education Standards into both curriculums. We emphasize activities and skills our students need to make healthy decisions that will promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout their life. Our curriculum’s goals are to educate and expose our students to a variety of activities that promote fitness and health. Our courses are designed to meet the needs and abilities of all of our students and we will help motivate our students to maintain or improve their fitness and health.
Physical Education is required of all ninth grade students for one semester, is a prerequisite for Physical Education II, and counts toward the honor roll. To receive P.E. credit, each student must dress for class and actively participate with effort. The program provides the student with the opportunity to maintain and/or improve one’s fitness, to complete a fitness evaluation, and to be exposed to team and lifetime sports. The uniform consists of a T-shirt, athletic shorts or a sweat suit, and tennis shoes.
Physical education in the 10th grade includes lifetime and team sports, fitness assessments, and a required aquatic component. Each student must successfully complete the aquatic component and be able to fitness-walk/run a 11 minute mile to receive physical education credit. To earn the high standard, students must complete a fitness journal, analyze their personal fitness, and create a fitness plan. As with all other classes, physical education counts on the honor roll. Physical Education II is a prerequisite for all elective classes.
The emphasis in this course is on understanding health issues in relationship to the individual and exploring the community to discover health services and resources. To complete the high standard students must use the decision making process to problem solve throughout the semester and complete a final project which will include an explanation of the decision making process.
This course will concentrate on learning and playing team sports. Within the framework of the class, each student will be introduced to the skills, strategy, and rules of team sports.
This class includes only individualized lifetime activities and meets the last period of the day. Students will participate in and practice their leadership abilities in the activities taught. Some activities will be taught on an “extended day” basis and an activity fee is assessed to cover field trips. Students should consider these situations when registering for this class. This class is also limited to seniors, and enrollment is limited. Class highlights are canoeing, outdoor education, orienteering, bowling, rock climbing, and archery.
The first quarter is the American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer course. The second quarter is the American Red Cross Water Safety Aide course. Students successfully completing this semester can earn four Red Cross Certificates.
*Prerequisite: Physical Education II Must be 15 years of age and must pass required swimming test given in 10th grade swimming. Must be screened and interviewed by the pool director before registration.
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the lifeguard/water safety aide student to practice leadership, lifeguard, and teaching skills in a supportive supervised environment. This course is under the direct supervision of the pool director.
*Prerequisite: Current valid Lifeguard certificate, CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate, First Aid and Safety certificate, and successful completion of the 11th grade Lifeguard and Water Safety Aide Course. Must be screened and interviewed by the pool director before registration.
This course is designed for students who may have an interest in the fields of P.E., aquatics, sports, or people who have special needs. Students will help assist the P.E./DAPE staff with their P.E. classes. Responsibilities include portraying leadership in activities, being a positive role model, helping P.E. students in class be successful, and taking care of equipment needs. The student will be under the direct supervision of the P.E./DAPE staff.
*Prerequisite: P.E. II and written permission from the instructor.