• Physical Education

    Physical Education

    908704 Advanced Aquatics

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Aquatics; Teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Advanced Aquatics is designed for the advanced swimmer. Emphasis will be on endurance and advanced aquatic and safety skills.

    908085 Advanced Weight Training

    Prerequisite: Basic Weight Training; teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course is designed to be a co-educational course that provides students with an opportunity to expand upon principles learned in Basic Weight Training. Techniques and strategies will be introduced to increase physical performance with and emphasis on Olympic lifts, speed development and nutrition. Also, a rigorous cardiovascular training program will be utilized in this class. Students will be required to dress out regularly and be actively involved in workouts. Assessments will be multiple, including written, oral, and performance-based.

    908004 Aquatics

    Prerequisite: Ability to swim
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Aquatics is designed to improve individual fitness through knowledge and performance of aquatic skills. Emphasis will be on safety and skills to promote swimming as a lifetime recreational pursuit.

    908084 Basic Weight Training

    Prerequisite: General Physical Education 9 or Health or teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Basic Weight Training provides students with an introduction to proper techniques and strategies used to increase physical performance. Students learn to maximize physical strength and endurance by focusing on proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, plyometrics, weight lifting (core and auxiliary), and cardiovascular training. Nutrition and its effect on physical and mental performance are also studied. (Students are required to dress out regularly and be actively involved in workouts. Assessments are written, oral and performance-based. This course may be taken one semester per year for three years.)

    908104 Beginning Aquatics

    Prerequisite: Non-swimmer
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Beginning Aquatics is designed to address the needs of those students identified as non-swimmers. Emphasis will be on safety and basic swimming skills to promote swimming as a lifetime recreational pursuit.

    908214 General Physical Education 9

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    General Physical Education 9 provides students with a comprehensive introduction to physical education with an emphasis on the five components of physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition). Particular attention is paid to general concepts, rules, strategies, and motor skills as they apply to team sports, lifetime activities, and recreational games. Grading is based on dressing out for class, participation, sportsmanship, and both written and performance skills tests.

    908054 Health

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Health provides the information necessary for obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Body systems, nutrition, disease, family life, relationships, substance abuse and first aid are some of the issues covered.

    652501 Health–100% ONLINE

    Prerequisite: Students must meet Scholar’s Academy criteria on page 7
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Health provides the information necessary for obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Body systems, nutrition, disease, family life, relationships, substance abuse and first aid are some of the issues covered. This is an online course, which will not regularly meet face-to-face. Students enrolling this course must be participating in the Scholars Academy. For more information on Online courses see page 7. Available for Juniors and Seniors in Scholars Academy.

    908464 Lifetime Fitness

    Prerequisite: General Physical Education 9 or teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course was created as a non-competitive physical education class to help develop and improve cardiovascular and physical fitness by completing a variety of activities including but not limited to fitness walking light aerobics, yoga and Pilates. This class will be outdoors and indoors so students need to be prepared for all types of weather.

    908384 Lifetime Sports/Leisure Activities

    Prerequisite: General Physical Education 9 or teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Lifetime Sports/Leisure Activities students study rules and concepts as well as skills and strategies in the following activities: table tennis, volleyball, pickle ball, horseshoes and fitness walking. Fitness testing will be conducted for all students. Students are required to dress out for activities and are graded on participation, written tests, and performance skill tests.

    908364 Team Sports

    Prerequisite: General Physical Education 9 or teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Team Sports students study rules, fundamental skills, and strategies in a variety of sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, softball, team handball and volleyball. Appropriate warm-up and cool-down techniques are also addressed. Students are required to dress out for activities, and grading is based on participation, written tests and performance skill tests.