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Physical Education

Physical Education

Students are required to take one credit of Physical Education.

The Physical Education program at the secondary level (9-12) is divided into three components:

A.            Physical Fitness Component

This component emphasizes the development of those factors related to health related fitness. The fitness selections include: Intro to Swimming (901, required), Lap Swimming (902, required), Jogging, Personal Fitness, Circuit Training, and exercising in the Cardio Fitness Center. Students will have to demonstrate knowledge of the five elements of fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

B.            Activities Component

This component refers to those areas which combine basic movement and fitness factors into complex movement patterns. These activity areas are presented as dance, aquatics, team sports, and individual and lifetime activities. Students will be able to choose 4 different classes to participate in during the semester. Students participating in the activity areas will be grouped by ability - Level I: beginner; Level II: intermediate; and Level III, advanced.

C.            P.E. Games Component

This component combines experiences from the previous two components. The activities presented in this class will include relay races, team games, scooter activities, and team building exercises. The games component is designed to lift the spirit of each individual student participating. This is accomplished by separating the students into groups based on their individual level of competitiveness.

COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

901

1/2

9-11

1 – 3

1/2

 
PE 901: Students enrolled in this class will spend 1 nine-week period participating in a class designed to meet the Fitness Component of Physical Education. The fitness class will be held on school days 1, 3 and 5. The second nine-week period the students will meet the required swimming component by developing the basic swimming strokes as well as water safety skills on school days 1, 3 and 5. For the entire semester, students enrolled in this class will participate in a class that will focus on the P.E. Games Component on school days 2 and 4.
 

COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

902

1/2

10-12

1 – 3

1/2


PE 902: Students must pass P.E. 901 as a prerequisite to this course.  Those enrolled in this class will spend the entire semester participating in classes designed to meet the Activities Component of Physical Education.  The activities class will be held on school days 1, 3, & 5.  During days 2 & 4 students in P.E. 902 will meet the required swimming component by participating in a swim class designed to develop and improve cardio-vascular fitness.

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

903

1/2

11 - 12

1 – 3

1/2

 
PE 903: Students must pass P.E. 901 & P.E. 902 as a prerequisite to this course.  Those enrolled in this class will spend the entire semester participating in classes designed to meet the Activities Component of Physical Education.  The activities classes will be held on school days 1, 3, & 5.  Also, for the entire semester on school days 2 & 4, students enrolled in this class will participate in a class that will focus on the P.E. Games Component.

Fitness Specific Courses offered in PE 903 as an elective:

Ladies Only PE: This course will be taught periods 3 and 9 and will be for strictly ladies only participation. It will be a blend of some activity games and fitness. The ladies specific class will be taught by either: Ms. Thomas, Ms. Serafin, or Ms. Malley.

Sports Training PE: This course will be taught in place of the Games Component and will be open for all genders and those that have completed the prerequisite for PE 903. This course will be fitness specific training for sports and team games. Workouts will include speed ladders, jump training, and TRX bands. This class is highly recommended for the out of season athlete looking to improve their game. The sports training class will be offered period 8 and will be taught by either: Mr. Scott, Mr. Santora, or Mr. Triscila.

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

909

1/2

9-12

1 – 3

1/2

Students who are permanently unable to participate safely and/or successfully in the regular program of physical education will be assigned to an adapted class where their individual needs can be properly met.