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Physical Education/Health Ed

Physical Education is a state mandated course. ALL students will be required to participate in the Fitness Program to evaluate level of fitness. Students will earn 1/2 credit each year.

Requirements: Students must come to class on time, be prepared in proper physical education attire and participate to the best of their abilities. Students will earn 4 points everyday throughout the quarter, (approximately 20 days) for a value of 80 points. The remaining 20 points will be earned from written and/or performance tests.

 

GRADE 9/10 - BOYS/GIRLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1127 9/10 Boys Physical Education
1128 9/10 Girls Physical Education
(1/2 Credit)

The ninth and tenth grade classes will embark on a comprehensive unit on fitness principles. Topics will include: target heart rate, blood pressure, fitness testing, nutrition, cardiovascular exercises and resistance training. A variety of sports will be included through the course of the year. The students will gain basic skills, knowledge of rules and strategies of game play in basketball, volleyball, track and field, and golf.



JUNIORS & SENIORS: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

(Every effort will be made to accommodate students' requests. However, there are no guarantees due to scheduling constraints.)

 

1137 11/12 Phys. Ed/Outdoor Education (1/2 Credit)

This course is a series of sequential activities involving physical, mental, and social components. Outdoor Education uses cooperative games, trust activities, low and high climbing elements to develop an environment of honesty and trust. A variety of outdoor activities based on availability may include orienteering, fishing, biking.

 

1138 11/12 Phys. Ed/Lifetime Activities (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to learn lifelong fitness activities.  In depth principle of weight training, cardiovascular exercise will be the core of this course.  Students will also explore high intensity training like cross-fit, group exercise classes like step aerobics and yoga will also be covered.

 

1139 11/12 Phys. Ed/ Sport Module 1 (Team Sports) (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to provide knowledge and improve skills in the game setting of team activities. Emphasis will be on sportsmanship, game strategies, and rules. Activities will include football, basketball, volleyball, and softball plus a variety of other team activities.

 

1140 11/12 Phys. Ed/Sport Module II (Net Sports) (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to provide knowledge and improve skills in the game setting. Emphasis will be on game strategies, tournament play and rules. Activities will include but are not limited to tennis, volleyball, basketball and badminton.

 

1141 11/12 Phys. Ed/ Sport Module III (Dance) (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to explore the composition elements of dance through space, timing, energy and shape.  Emphasis will be put on the multicultural aspects of dance, student driven choreography and technique.  Activities may include but are not limited to fitness based dance, cultural dance and modern dance methods.

 

1401 Health Education (1/2 Credit)

This course deals with current health practices and problems in our society. Many speakers from community health agencies contribute to the student’s understanding of the present day health situations. Some of the many areas covered are drugs, diseases, alcohol, tobacco, family living, mental health, environmental and community health problems. The course is designed to transmit knowledge and develop positive attitudes and behavior in health practices.

Grades Taught: 11 – 12

 

Alternative Program for Medical Limitations

According to the regulations of the Commissioner of New York State, activities must be adapted to meet the needs of students who are temporarily or permanently unable to participate in Physical Education. Any student medically excused with a doctor’s note must fulfill their Physical Education requirement by completing written assignments for each period they have Physical Education. The purpose of this written work is to enrich the student so that he/she can comprehend the various skills, rules, safety precautions and group workmanship involved with a particular unit being taught in physical education class. Articles of interest will compliment class units and enlighten students with a varied spectrum of activity and sport folders that will provide students with a broader appreciation of fitness and wellness for a lifetime.

The following courses are adapted to provide for student needs and
accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Prerequisites: IEP, Current Teacher Approval, Department Chairperson/Supervisor Approval
 

1450 Health Education (1/2 Credit)

This course deals with current health practices and problems in our society. Many speakers from community health agencies contribute to the students’ understanding of the present day health situations. Some of the many areas covered are drugs, diseases, alcohol, tobacco, family living, mental health, environmental and community health problems. The course is designed to transmit knowledge and develop positive attitude and behavior in health practices.  

Grades Taught: 11 – 12

 

1151 Alternative Special Physical Education (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to meet the state mandate for Physical Education. Students of varying physical and cognitive abilities participate in a curriculum based program of individual, team and group activities. The program is modified to meet student developmental needs and to enhance the learning environment for successful, active participation.

 

1152 Adaptive Physical Education (1/2 Credit)

Prerequisite: Annual Review IEP

This course is designed to meet the long term needs of students by providing a safe and modified environment for active, successful participation. Physical and fundamental motor skills/patterns, and skills in individual and group games and sports involve each student in positive wellness experiences adapted to specific abilities. Needs can include: orthopedic, visual and hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments or multiple disabilities.

 

N.C.A.A. Academic Eligibility

In order to be eligible to compete athletically at NCAA Division I/II colleges/universities, our senior athletes should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The information packet, "The Game Plan; College Planning for the Student Athlete," is available in the Counseling Center.

PLEASE NOTE:

Student athletes must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in each of the 16 required core courses, as well as a qualifying score on the SAT or ACT.

Summary:

Student-athletes who do not meet these academic eligibility requirements and are planning to attend NCAA Division I or II colleges/universities are subject to the following restrictions in the freshman year:

  1. May not be permitted to practice or compete athletically.
  2. May not be permitted to receive any athletically related financial aid.
  3. May lose one (1) full year of intercollegiate athletic eligibility: only three (3) years of athletic eligibility remain.

 


Division I:

16 Core Courses:

4 years of English
3 years of mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher)
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)
1 year of additional English, mathematics, or natural/physical science
2 years of social science
4 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language)






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