High School Health and Physical Education

Health

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grade 10-12
Health Education is a state-mandated course for all high school students and is a requirement for graduation. The class meets daily for one semester for ½ credit. In order to receive credit, the student must receive a grade of at least 65% and met the requirements outlined in the District Attendance Policy.
This course provides students the opportunity to:

  • Develop the concepts, attitudes, and behaviors fundamental to healthful choices and behaviors likely to promote physical, social and emotional well being.

  • Evaluate his/her current personal health choices and habits to assess current health status and health needs.

  • Receive the components necessary for development of a lifestyle that contributes to optimal health.

During the course, students study: the five areas of health; fitness; decision-making; diseases & disorders; consumer health; stress management; alcohol; tobacco; drug abuse; prevention education; and human sexuality (with parent permission).

Physical Education

Prerequisite — None 
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
The student will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Individual, team and leisure-time activities offered will assist the student making individual lifetime choices that will equip the student to lead an active healthy lifestyle.

Adaptive Physical Education

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
Adaptive Physical Education is a diversified program of development activities, games, sports and rhythms suited to the interests, capacities, and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely or successfully engage 9in unrestricted activities of the general physical education program. The focus of the physical education curriculum is to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their motor skill abilities, knowledge, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. Students will be taught how to become independent learners and to work cooperatively with other students in order to sustain regular life-long physical activity as one of the cornerstones for a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.

Classes are undertaken in an active, caring, supportive, and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged to grow. In addition, skill development, choice of activities, and games are designed to maximize success for both individuals and groups. The following activities/sports that are offered throughout the duration of this course include: football, ultimate Frisbee/football, weight training, golf/disc golf, soccer, Cavotta ball, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, P90X, walking fitness, TsegBall/Speedball, cooperative games, badminton, life-time activities and softball.

Lifetime Physical Education

Prerequisite — None
½ Unit
Grades 9-12
In this Physical Education course students will learn and be engaged in activities that will help them stay active for the duration of their lives. Students will be taught different, popular ways that people stay active and healthy as they move on beyond their high school years. This course will include, but is not limited to activities such as, weight training, cycling, power walking, circuit training, volleyball, badminton, and yard games. Upon completion of this course students will have a good idea of what activities they would like to pursue as adults to stay active and healthy.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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