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Physical Education / Wellness

  • Non-Approved NCAA Courses
  • All students must take at least one accredited high school physical education class.

Cardio/ Weight Training (804A)    1/2 credit PE

Weight training and cardio. Students will create a personal fitness goal with an emphasis on living an active healthy lifestyle. The course content revolves around the students self designed personal fitness goal, involving heart rate monitoring, and weight training and cardiovascular fitness exercises. Students will develop independent learning skills, and an understanding of lifetime activities and skills and are assessed on their ability to design and adhere to their personal fitness plan, proper use of equipment/ facilities, knowledge demonstrated and the ability to work effectively with others and meet national standards and proficiencies for PE.

What will you Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others.

How will you be Assessed?

  • Performance indicators, self and peer assessment, teacher feedback, and rubrics will be provided to assess summative & formative performance tasks.
  • Each unit may include multimedia projects, written assessments, assignments, homework and quizzes.

 


Physical Education Individual/Dual Activities (802A)    1/2 credit PE

Individual/dual activities. Students will participate in single or partner activities such as archery (semester 1 only), badminton, tennis, paddle tennis, table tennis, golf (semester 2 only), circus skills, dance, disc golf, bowling, orienteering, snowshoeing, yoga, and bocci. Other activities may be offered at various times of the school year. Activities offered will depend on weather, class enrollment and availability of facilities. Students will develop independent learning skills, and an understanding of lifetime activities and skills and are assessed by their participation, skill development, and knowledge gained in this course to meet national standards and proficiencies for PE.

What will you Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others.

How will you be Assessed?

  • Performance indicators, self and peer assessment, teacher feedback, and rubrics will be provided to assess summative & formative performance tasks.
  • Each unit may include multimedia projects, written assessments, assignments, homework and quizzes.

 


PE Combo Team & Individual Activities (814)    1/2 credit  PE

Combination activities. Students will participate in single or partner activities as well as team activities such as archery (semester 1 only), badminton, tennis, paddle tennis, table tennis, golf (semester 2 only), circus skills, dance, disc golf, bowling, orienteering, snowshoeing, yoga, bocci, volleyball, rugby, international sports, flag football, team handball, floor hockey, lacrosse, speedball, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, and cricket. Other activities are offered at various times of the school year. Activities offered will depend on weather, class enrollment and availability of facilities. Students are assessed by their participation, skill development, and knowledge gained in this course. Students will develop independent learning skills, team skills, and an understanding of lifetime activities and skills and are assessed by their participation, skill development, and knowledge gained in this course to meet national standards and proficiencies for PE.

What will you Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others.

How will you be Assessed?

  • Performance indicators, self and peer assessment, teacher feedback, and rubrics will be provided to assess summative & formative performance tasks.
  • Each unit may include multimedia projects, written assessments, assignments, homework and quizzes. Students will also be assessed of habits of work.

 


Methods in Coaching (816) Semester 2 Only      1/2 credit PE

  • Prerequisite(s):  Junior or Senior status

Students will be introduced to fundamental skills, methods, and concepts relating to the field of coaching. Topics include adolescent development, group organization and management, coaching philosophies, and teaching of skills. Students are expected to apply their learning in school and community settings, such as working with young people. Students are assessed on their involvement in school and in the community as coaches, as well as written evaluations, knowledge tests, and demonstrations of technique to meet national standards and proficiencies for PE.

What will you Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others.

How will you be Assessed?

  • Performance indicators, self and peer assessment, teacher feedback, and rubrics will be provided to assess summative & formative performance tasks.
  • Each unit may include multimedia projects, written assessments, assignments, homework and quizzes. Students will also be assessed of habits of work.

 


Personal Wellness (610)     1/2 credit

Students will evaluate personal, family, community and global issues related to the concepts of wellness. Specific topics include: Substance Use, Nutrition, Stress and Mental Health, Violence Prevention, Relationships, Human Sexuality, Disease Prevention. Students will also be required to learn CPR.

What will you Learn?

By comprehending concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention, the students will:

  • Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, and technology on health behaviors.
  • Evaluate the validity of health information, products and services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal skills to advocate for personal, family, and community wellness

How will you be Assessed?

  • Formative: Class and Group Discussions
  • Summative: Journals, Short Essays, Persuasive Essays, Presentations