Is a required and state mandated program that serves as an
integral component in the entire educational process.
Is based upon the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes
and values that are the foundation for engaging in physical
Is a well-planned, sequential, developmental and age appropriate
education program that promotes physical, mental, emotional and
Is based on physical activities performed in an active, caring
and supportive atmosphere in which every student is challenged and
Provides students with disabilities a learning environment that
is modified, when necessary, to allow for maximum participation.
Is the art and science of human movement and physiology.
Recognizes the differences in ability, interests and emotions,
strengths and weaknesses of students and will provide an environment
in which optimal lifelong development can take place.
Should allow students to develop a lifelong commitment to their
own physical well-being, health and fitness, with a clear emphasis
on fun, lifelong physical activities.
Provides each student with the opportunity to become a
responsible, confident, competent and independent decision maker
that will allow him or her to lead a positive, healthy and active
Quality Physical Education Programs Help Students…
Improve physical fitness by increasing cardio respiratory
endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.
Regulate and maintain weight.
Improved bone development and posture.
Reduce the risk of heart disease by counteracting the four major
controllable risk factors of inactivity, high blood pressure, high
cholesterol levels and smoking.
Acquire healthy active lifestyles and habits.
Improve academic performance, mental alertness, readiness to
learn and enthusiasm for learning.
Improve self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, responsible
behavior and independence.
Decrease the incidence of obesity, high blood pressure and
Stimulate brain function and when integrated with
interdisciplinary curriculum not only increases brain activity, but
also provides more meaningful learning.
All students are required to complete a
physical education course each year. One-quarter unit of credit towards
a high school diploma is accumulated for each year of successful study.
All 9th and 10th graders must take one unit of pool and pass the basic
swimming safety test. The following are guidelines for physical
Activities: Secondary school units in physical education provide a
unique opportunity to explore areas for potential lifelong recreational
pursuit and to develop skills to match interests. Students may select
from a variety of activities that include team sports, individual
sports, or water sports. These activities include lifeguard training,
aerobics, badminton, basketball, floor hockey, golf, paddleball, soccer,
softball, team handball, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weight
training, Project Adventure and Fitness Training.
Attire: Every student is expected to attend classes in
clothing appropriate to the class activity. Appropriate attire is
athletic shorts, sweat pants or warm-up pants, T-shirt or sweatshirt,
socks, and sneakers.
Grading: The unit grade is based on the following criteria: skill,
knowledge, personal relations, participation, and attendance. A failing
grade is given for excessive absence or lack of participation. All
failures must be made up prior to graduation.
The adaptive program is an alternative to the developmental program for
students who have handicapping conditions which necessitate an
individual program. The modified program is an alternative to the
developmental program for students who either have a temporary injury or
illness which precludes participation in regularly scheduled activities
or whose performances are significantly below minimum standards.
HAS learned skills necessary to perform a
variety of physical activities
·moves using concepts of
body awareness, spatial awareness, effort and relationships. ·demonstrates competence in a variety of
manipulative, locomotor and nonlocomotor skills. ·demonstrates competence in combinations of
manipulative, locomotor, and nonlocomotor skills performed individually
and with others. ·demonstrates competence in many different
forms of physical activity. ·demonstrates proficiency in a few forms of
physical activity. ·has learned how to learn new skills.
IS physically fit
·assesses, achieves and
maintains physical fitness. ·designs safe personal fitness programs in
accordance with principles of training and conditioning.
DOES participate regularly in physical
·participates in health
enhancing physical activity at least three times a week. ·selects and regularly participates in
lifetime physical activities.
KNOWS the implications of and the benefits
from involvement in physical activities
benefits, costs and obligations associated with regular participation in
physical activity. ·recognizes the risk and safety factors
associated with regular participation in physical activity. ·applies concepts and principles to the
development of motor skills. ·understands that wellness involves more
than being physically fit. ·knows the rules, strategies and
appropriate behaviors for selected physical activities. ·recognizes that participation in physical
activity can lead to multicultural and international understanding. ·understands that physical activity
provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and
VALUES physical activity and its
contributions to a healthful life-style
relationships with others that result from participation in physical
activity. ·respects the role that regular physical
activity plays in the pursuit of lifelong health and well-being. ·cherishes the feelings that result from
regular participation in physical activity
STANDARD 1- PERSONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and
maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain
Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will
attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in
a few select complex motor and sport activities. Students will design
personal fitness programs to improve cardio-respiratory endurance,
flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and body composition.
STANDARD 2- A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and
maintain a safe environment.
Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while
engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical
activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression and communication. Students will be able to identify
safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive
experience for all participants.
STANDARD 3- RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and
Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to
them within their community to engage in physical activity. They will be
informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
Students will also be aware of some career options in the field of
physical fitness and sports.
Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good
health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated
individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a
healthful physical activity.
STANDARD # 1
Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to
perform a variety of physical activities.
Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies,
and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and
others in physical activity settings.
Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression, and/or social interaction.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING (Course # 1105) semester course ¼ credit
Students can receive half year PE credit and possibly earn a
certification from American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR for the
Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid. The students must pass a
rigorous swim entry test before being admitted into the course,
including a 500 yard continuous swim. To earn Red Cross certification
the student must pass a lifeguard skills test, and three written exams.