The goal of health and physical education courses is to encourage students to be physically active and expand their understanding of personal habits and their importance in promoting short- and long-term physical health. In addition to class instruction, an extensive intramural program is offered to students.
Physical Education Grading
All students will be graded using a rubric in physical education class. Each day is worth 5 points. Students are graded on participation/dress, effort, punctuality, and attitude. If all of these expectations are met for that day, 5 points will be awarded. It is possible to receive anywhere from 0-5 points per day. Students must dress appropriately for PE and participate actively and to the best of their ability for the entire class in order to receive full credit.
Students who are absent from school will lose 5 points for that day. Students who are absent from PE class for both excused (attending a school field trip, scheduled music lessons, scheduled guidance or other counselor meeting, state and local exams) and unexcused (class cut) reasons will also lose credit (5 points) for that day. If a student does not change or participate in class, they will also lose 5 points for that day. Students will be allowed to make-up and receive full credit for all excused absences and “0’s.” Class cuts are cannot be made up for class credit. PE make-ups may be done in three ways:
- Intramurals: Attending intramurals Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday when offered during 10th period. The schedule is posted every Monday and will change weekly.
- Weight Room: Students may sign out from study hall to the weight room during the designated periods that the weight room is open.
- PE Class with your teacher: Students must get an ORANGE pre-signed pass from their actual PE teacher to attend class with their teacher during lunch or study hall for make-up credit.
Physical Education 9-12
Students are able to chose between a variety of groups and activities of all skill levels.
Health education is the process of providing learning experiences for the purpose of influencing knowledge, attitudes, and conduct relating to individual,
community, and world health. The course also helps instruct students how to maintain or improve their health and be able to secure abundant vigor and vitality that are the foundations for the greatest possible happiness and service in personal, family, and community life.