• Health & Physical Education



    A  98%-100%      B+ 94%-95%     B-   90%-91%    C   86%-87%    D+  82%-83% D- 78% - 79%

    A- 96% - 97%     B   92%-93%     C+  88%-89%    C-  84%-85%    D    80%-81% F  BELOW 77%


    Central High's PE Grading scale is designed for participation-based assessment.  Students must be in class to earn points.  When students are not in class, they do not earn points and therefore are required to do PE make-ups to earn points missed from an excused absence.  (Unexcused absences are not able to be made up).


    PE MAKE-UP Policy:  during DESIGNATED Academic Labs from 9:25-10:00am

    1. Unexcused absences cannot be made up; detentions are assigned for skipping class.

    2. Excused absences must be made up during the six-week grading period in which the absence occurred.

    3. Students are not required to make up absences due to field trips or religious holidays.

    4. Make-ups consist of a 35 minute workout in their target heart rate zone or 2 miles on the track. (Teacher will decide if it is an indoor or outdoor day)

    5. Students must arrange to make up all written work (during academic lab or before class).

    *ADDITIONAL MAKE-UP OPTION:  Students have the option to complete a makeup on Strava 2x’s per grading period (4x’s total) – all others must be completed during a posted PE make-up session in academic lab.



    1. Dress DAILY for activity

    2. Participate FULLY in ALL activities

    3. Complete ALL written assignments on SCHOOLOGY

    4. IMPROVE physical fitness and activity skills

    5. MAKE-UP excused absences in a timely manner

    6. Take RISKS, get out of your comfort zone!

    7. Develop LEADERSHIP skills

    8. Wear SAFETY equipment and follow all safety guidelines

    9. LOCK your belongings up daily -- do not bring your book bags into the gym.

    10. Cell phones should not be used during class unless the teacher gives permission.  Because of safety concerns, we are using ‘RED zone’ during all activities and ‘GREEN zone’ before and at the end of class.


    The Health & Physical Education department offers a comprehensive variety of courses which are designed to enhance the personal health and fitness levels of all students.  After successful completion of Physical Fitness Concepts and Health, students choose courses which appeal to their individual preferences.


           PHYSICAL FITNESS CONCEPTS – Required course for all freshman. Includes the topics of personal physical fitness, aquatics, and a limited exposure to a variety of sports activities.
           HEALTH & WELLNESS – required course for all sophomores. Includes the topics of personal wellness, nutrition, safety & first aid, disease prevention, human sexuality & healthy relationships, substance abuse & prevention, and community & environmental health.
           ADVENTURE PURSUITS - students participate in cycling, kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing, and teamwork challenges. Outdoor living skills are also developed.
           LIFEGUARD TRAINING - students earn the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.  This class is for students who have above-average swimming skills.
          STRENGTH & CONDITIONING - students participate in a conditioning program designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and flexibility.
         WALKING FITNESS - an active class of aerobic, outdoor walking.
         AQUATIC FITNESS/LEARN TO SWIM - consists of fitness swims, stroke
     development drills, and a variety of water games. Lessons will be adapted to accommodate beginning swimmers as well as students with advanced swim skills.
        PHYSICAL FITNESS CONCEPTS II – class activities will promote the development of speed, power, balance, agility, coordination, core strength, and reaction time.   Students will also participate in a variety of team and individual sports.
       COMPETITIVE SPORTS & GAMES - students participate in a variety of competitive team sports. Activities include softball, fleetball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and floor hockey.
       LIFETIME & RECREATIONAL SPORTS - students participate in a variety of non-contact sports such as tennis, golf, volleyball, badminton, softball, & pickleball.
       MOVEMENT TO MUSIC - students participate in a variety of individual fitness pursuits such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Walking, and Aerobics (Step, Dance, and Water).  
       YOGA FOR FITNESS & WELLBEING - allows students to relieve stress and improve their strength, balance, flexibility, and confidence through the practice of yoga.  

      AQUATIC EXPERIENCES/SCUBA - this course includes swim stroke development, scuba diving instruction, kayaking, & rowing. A fee of approximately $500 is required for PADI certification.


     PHYSICAL EDUCATION MENTOR - Students serve as assistants to provide leadership for physically and developmentally disabled students while participating in a variety of fitness games and activities.



    Terri O'Leary  - Department Leader

    Meghan Monroe

    Aaron Mueller

    Mike Wright