El Cajon Valley High School

 
***There are important course requirements for Physical Education. 
Please see the links below to download the PE Grading Policy as well as fitness requirements which impact student grades. 
For your convenience these documents are in English, Spanish, and Arabic.***
 
 
Boys PE
(619) 401-4888

Girls PE 
(619) 401-4890
 

Physical Education

A year course planned for all students in the school. Physical Education is a two-year required course for graduation. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to experience physical activity, improve physical and mental health and learn lifetime sports skills, and increase individual fitness and ability. This course takes individual differences into account in the teaching of team sports, individual sports, aquatic activities and fitness. First Aid and CPR graduation requirements are included in this course. Physical Education also encompasses additional health related topics such as HIV/AIDS, steroids, drug abuse, smoking, and eating disorders.

A note about the Physical Education graduation requirement:

20 credits of PE required to graduate.
10 credits taken in 9th grade PE class.
10 additional PE credits required in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

OR.....

If a student plays in two seasons of any sport (JV or Varsity) during 10th and/or 11th grade, the second year of the PE requirement is waived. Freshman and senior year do not count. 

Examples: One sport in 10th grade, one sport in 11th grade (does not have to be the same sport); two sports in 10th grade, none in 11th grade; or no sports in 10th grade, two sports in 11th grade. 

*The student must be eligible the entire season for the sport to meet the requirement. 

Course Descriptions:

Physical Education Modified 
This courses will permits a student, with a temporary physical disability (*), to participate in a regular or modified Physical Education class when a medical doctor or physical education teacher has determined that the student needs physical activity and/or experiences modified to address his/her specific injury or illness. Students assigned to participate under this course title will receive full credit.
* “Temporary physical disability means a disability incurred while a pupil was a regular education pupil and which, at the termination of the temporary physical disability, the pupil can, without special intervention, reasonably be expected to return to his/her regular education class.” (California Administrative Code, Title 5, General Provisions, Article I, ‘3001 (v))

Physical Education 9th
This is a physical education course for students in grade 9. Physical Education is a two-year, required course for graduation. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to experience physical activity, improve physical and mental health, learn lifetime sports skills, and increase individual fitness and ability. This course takes individual differences into account in the teaching of team sports, individual sports, aquatic activities and fitness. First Aid and CPR graduation requirements are included in this course. Physical Education also encompasses additional health-related topics such as HIV/AIDS, steroids, drug abuse, smoking, and eating disorders.

Aerobic Dance
A course including aerobic exercises designed to provide continuous movement in presentation, causing an elevated but safe heart rate for 30 to 45 minutes. Instruction in the relationship of cardiovascular health to overall fitness will be included.

Weight Training
A course designed to add bulk and/or strength to the student. Instruction will be directed toward individual goals of the students.

Team Sports

A course designed to teach the beginning/intermediate student skills in one or more team sports. Included will be instruction in skills, knowledge of strategies and rules.

Special Study/Physical Education

Students enrolled in this program will be assigned to individual instructors to develop an educational program. Enrollment and completion of this course will achieve 2.5 credits.