Physical Education

The following table is a listing of courses available and in what year students may take each course.  For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Freshmen Sophomore
• Aerobics • Aerobics
• Dance I • Dance I
• Dance II • Dance II
• General Physical Education • General Physical Education
• Strength and Speed • Strength and Speed
• Team Games for Fitness • Team Games for Fitness
   
Junior Senior
• Aerobics • Aerobics
• Dance I • Dance I
• Dance II • Dance II
• General Physical Education • General Physical Education
• Strength and Speed • Strength and Speed
• Team Games for Fitness • Team Games for Fitness

 

Aerobics

Course Title:
Aerobics

Prerequisite:
General Physical Education

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will learn the importance of lifelong health and wellness by participating in aerobic and weight training activities. This combination of aerobic conditioning and weight training is an effective way to obtain a toned and healthy body. May be repeated for credit. 

Dance I

Course Title:
Dance I

Prerequisite:
General Physical Education

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Dance 1 is a beginner level course in dance fundamentals and performance. Students will primarily study jazz, modern, and ballet techniques, with an emphasis on contemporary dance. Participants will also study the history of dance through readings, lecture, and observations of dance performances. Students may be exposed to ethnic dance, ballroom dance, social dance, theatrical dance, and professional dance through activities, guest artists, and observations, either live or on video.

Dance II

Course Title:
Dance II

Prerequisite:
Dance I

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Dance 2 is an intermediate level course in dance fundamentals and performance. Students will primarily study jazz, modern, tap, and ballet techniques, with an emphasis on contemporary dance. Participants will also study the dance movement theory through readings, lecture, and observations of dance performances. Students may be exposed to ethnic dance, ballroom dance, social dance, theatrical dance, and professional dance through activities, guest artists, and observations, either live or on video.

General Physical Education

Course Title:
General Physical Education

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
The Physical Education Department will provide a variety of ways for students to improve and find value in personal lifelong fitness. Students will be given an opportunity to develop their potential in fundamental skills of organized, individual and team sports and to provide activities that will encourage physical well-being; student responsibility; self-discipline and motivation; respect for self and others; sportsmanship and cooperation.

Strength and Speed

Course Title:
Strength and Speed

Prerequisite:
General Physical Education

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Strength and Speed- This class is designed for the serious student/athlete that wants to become more competitive through weight lifting and agility training. Each student will create their own individual weight training program and will be responsible for recording their progress.

Team Games for Fitness

Course Title:
Team Games for Fitness

Prerequisite:
General Physical Education

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will be given an opportunity to improve fitness through organized team activities. Students will compete as team members in a tournament format. The following activities will be included: soccer, football, badminton, softball, volleyball, basketball, pickle ball, indoor soccer, and other indoor/outdoor games. May be repeated for credit.