PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 11486
OPEN TO GRADE: 9
This required course teaches students to demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students will achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity.
These state standards will be addressed through the content areas of aquatics, dance/rhythms, individual and dual activities. Students will be required to pass the state mandated fitness test to advance to course 2 or 3.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 11487
OPEN TO GRADE: 10
Prerequisite: Students must pass Physical Education 1 and state mandated fitness test.
The three state standards listed in P.E. 1, physical skills, physical fitness, psychological and social aspects of physical education will be addressed through the content areas of combatives, gymnastics/tumbling and team activities.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADAPTIVE 11489
OPEN TO GRADES: 9-12
Prerequisite: Doctor’s written request and IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) endorsed by the A.V.U.H.S District Nurse.
This course is designed for the student who is limited in the type and amount of activity due to a medical, health, or physical deviation.
P.E. ATHLETIC 11490
OPEN TO GRADES: 11-12
Prerequisite: Must be VARSITY TEAM MEMBER and Permission of the Varsity coach.
PE 3 Dance 11496
OPEN TO GRADES: 10-12
Dance is an elective course designed for students who have successfully completed PE 1
Students will learn about dance and an appreciation of dance as a lifelong physical activity. Students will learn and practice the aspects of dance: alignment, balance, agility, and strength in the context of a variety of types of dance. Students will explore and engage in a variety of dance techniques including ballet, jazz, folk, modern, and tap. Students will study both the historical and artistic forms of the different types of dance as well as learn and practice different dance forms. Students will also gain an understanding of the history of dance.
Students will also learn the skills required to prepare for a dance performance.
PE 3 Weightlifting 11497
OPEN TO GRADES: 10-12
Weight training and fitness is an elective course that is offered to students who have successfully completed two semesters of PE 1
In this course students will learn and perform motor skills required in both strength training activities and aerobic activities. The students will work in cooperation with other students in training activities as well as spotting techniques. The students will learn the principles of biomechanics involved in safe and successful fitness training.
Students will eventually create their own fitness and strength training program to meet their individual fitness needs. The course will focus on each student learning different training strategies in order to meet different levels of strength, power, and endurance. This knowledge will enable each student to create his/her individual training plan.
Interaction between students is encouraged; students will learn how to work with a partner or in a group during training. Spotting techniques will be taught and safety will be a top priority in the class. At the same time, students will develop personal goals and will be encouraged to motivate each other to improve student fitness levels in the class. The course will stress lifetime fitness and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.