HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The physical education program is based on helping students develop healthy, active lifestyles by experiencing a balance of activities in a positive, responsible, and cooperative environment. The program is designed for students to engage in  lifelong activities that leads to being physically literate individuals. These activities include the movement areas of dance, fitness, adventure/cooperative education sports and games. It is through these experiences that we address the diverse needs of our students in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains.

Health education  offers a foundation of functional health information and skills so that students become health literate. Content areas are multidimensional, encompassing the areas of emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and occupational wellness. The dynamic nature of wellness requires that our curriculum focuses on critical health skills, such as communication, decision-making, goal-setting, advocacy, self-management, analyzing influences, and accessing information.

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11 & 12

Full Year Course:

  • Wellness  9       .5 credit

 

Full Year Course:

  • Wellness  10   .5 credit

To meet Physical Education graduation requirements, between junior and senior years, students must complete three semesters of Physical Education. Each semester completed is .25 credits earned. 

Students must successfully complete 3 semester courses of Physical Education during their junior and senior year.

  • Personal Fitness
  • Lifetime Activities
  • Team Sport Concepts and Strategies
  • Empowering Students Through Leadership in PE (Physical Education teacher recommendation required)
  • Physical Education Strategies (Physical Education teacher recommendation required)
  • Group and Personal Exercise
  • Self and Peer Defense

 

**Students in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 are required to complete 1.75 credits of PE and Health for graduation. These credits must include: 1.5 in PE and .25 of Health.

**Students in the class of 2023 are required to complete 1.0 credits of PE and 1.0 credits of Health for graduation.  The designation will be a total of 1.0 credits from Wellness 9 and Wellness 10.  Students will then earn  .5  PE credits and .5 Health credits through elective options in their junior and senior years.

Medical Excuses 
All students are expected to attend and participate in physical education class. We recognize that during the course of the year, a student may become sick or injured. A student with an acute illness or injury (upper respiratory infection, sprained ankle, etc.) should present a note from his/her physician to the nurse. Excuses from physical education class are valid from the time the doctor's note is received by the school nurse and only for the time period stipulated by the doctor. Retroactive excuses are not acceptable unless immediately following a school absence covered by the doctor's note.

Medical Exemptions
There may be a time in a student's career when, because of chronic illness or injury, a medical exemption from physical education class is requested. The parent/guardian should follow the process outlined below to request an exemption.

  1. The student will contact the school nurse, inform her of the need for exemption, and obtain the required medical form.
  2. The parent/guardian will mail the medical form to the student's physician. The doctor must clearly indicate on the form the types of physical activities in which the child can participate (mild, moderate, vigorous, or full exemption).
  3. The physician will specify the length of the exemption or modification in the student's physical education program.
  4. The school nurse will inform the physical education teacher and the counselor of record of the desired exemption.
  5. In the event that adjustments must be made in a student's schedule and program, the adjustments will be made through the school counselor who will notify the physical education teacher.