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. Physical Education also encompasses additional health related topics including nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A course designed to add bulk and/or strength to the student. Instruction will be directed toward individual goals of the students.
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.