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PE - Courses Offered   

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    Physical Education 4 semesters 20 units
    Health Education 1 semester 5 units

            All freshmen are required to take Physical Education 9.


Physical Education 9 Physical Education 10 –12 (Elective)
Rhythmic Movement (10-12) Strong Body 10 - 12 (Elective)
Health Education (Required) [One Semester]
 


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9(CORE)
Course Description: This one year (10 units) NON CO-ED physical education course is required for all 9th grade level students. The focus of study is to develop an understanding and appreciation for improving health through physical fitness. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of movement skills and fitness. Through a variety of physical education activities, this course will address personal fitness, movement knowledge, self-image, and personal and social development. The activities will include individual, dual and team sports. THIS COURSE FULFILLS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE TWO YEAR PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.


HEALTH EDUCATION - Required
Course Description: This one semester (5 units) course is designed to teach wellness skills. It offers the student rich opportunities for analyzing their behaviors and learning new ways to create healthy lifestyles. The focus of study will include nutrition and weight management for total fitness, fitness training skills, sexually transmitted infection prevention strategies with a stress on abstinence, substance abuse prevention and treatment and CPR and first aid instructional class. The classroom setting will be an open forum style with the importance of group discussions to help encourage students to ask questions.


Physical Education 10 –12 (Elective)
Course Description: This one year (10 units) co-ed physical education course is designed to address and expand upon movement skills through a variety of activities. Special emphasis will be placed on movement knowledge, self-image, and personal and social development. The focus of study is to develop a personalized plan for lifetime fitness by selecting activities that contribute to the achievement of personal fitness goals. These activities will include individual, dual and team sports. THIS COURSE FULFILLS ONE YEAR OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.

Rhythmic Movement (10-12) (Fee Required)
Course Description: This two semester (10 units) introductory dance course is designed to expose and teach students various dance genres such as Jazz, Ballet and Modern, along with learning dance history. The focus of study is to develop basic dance techniques and choreography as well as acquaint students with proper vocabulary and movement. THIS COURSE FULFILLS ONE YEAR OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.

STRONG BODY (10-12)- Elective
Course Description: This one semester (5 units) physical education course is designed for students who are interested in improving their level of fitness through weight training and a variety of cross training activities. The focus of study is to develop a personalized fitness plan for lifetime fitness. Special emphasis will be placed on weight training, fitness and analysis of movement. THIS COURSE FULFILLS ONE YEAR OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.