Physical Education + Health

Graduation Requirements

5 credits of Physical Education and .5 credits of Health.  The PE requirement can be completed by a student playing a sport for 2 years or playing 2 sports in one year. If a student does not want to play a sport, they can attain their PE credit during summer school or 7th bell senior year.

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COURSES

Physical Education
Academic Pathway: General
Term: Semester-long course
Credit: .25 credits per semester 

All students must complete a total of a half-credit (two semesters) in physical education. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills in individual and team sports. The course includes relay games, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, aerobics, track, baseball, and weight training. Included in the class are physical fitness tests given each term.

Physical Education Option
Academic Pathway:  General
Term: Semester-long course
Credit: .25 credits per sport

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Physical Education Option Program in which a student may substitute a high school sport (or other pre-approved programs) for the first or second semester of Physical Education.

Health
Academic Pathway: General
Term: Semester-long course
Credit: .5 credits

This course is designed to assist students in obtaining accurate information, developing lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors, and making wise decisions related to their personal health. The study will include personal and community health; mental, emotional, and social health; injury prevention and safety; nutrition and physical activity; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; growth, development, and sexual health. Central themes are the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health, respect for and promotion of the health of others, an understanding of the process of growth and development, and informed use of health-related information, products, and services.

Strength and Conditioning
Academic Pathway: General
Term: year-long course
Credit: 1 credit per semester 

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. The course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime. Students must receive instructor approval to take the course. Prerequisites include active athlete and/or previous weight room experience.