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    077100 - HEALTH AND WELLNESS
    Grade:  10                              
    ½ Health credit (required)
    Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing

    Health and Wellness education is required for all students during their sophomore year. This comprehensive course includes the topics of personal wellness, nutrition, safety and first aid, disease prevention, human sexuality and healthy relationships, substance abuse and prevention, and community and environmental health.  This course meets the 1/2 credit health education requirement for high school graduation. 
    This course is also available as a completely virtual/online course.  Students who are interested should contact their counselor regarding the process for enrolling in an online course.


    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    9th Grade
    Physical Fitness Concepts (prerequisite to all other PE courses)

    10th, 11th, and 12th Grades
    All other PE courses will satisfy the additional Physical Education course requirements.

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

    1. All students are required to pass Physical Fitness Concepts.
    2. Students must earn an additional ½ unit of credit in grades 10-12.  It is recommended that all students take a PE course during their 11th and/or 12th grade year.
    3. Students may elect to take physical education for additional credit.
    4. Students may not repeat physical education courses. Exception: Strength & Conditioning.
    5. A maximum of four units of physical education may be counted toward the required 24 units of credit for graduation.

    087110 - PHYSICAL FITNESS CONCEPTS
    Grades: 9-10         
    ½ Phys Ed credit (required)
    Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing

    This course is the first required course to be taken in the physical education department and fulfills one-half of the physical education requirements. The content of the course involves participation in physical fitness activities, an aquatic fitness unit, and exposure to a variety of sport and lifetime-recreational activities. Emphasis will be placed on self-assessment, achievement, and maintaining of personal health-related physical fitness goals. As a requirement of the course, the students will be responsible for developing a personal fitness plan.

    084950 - LET'S MOVE TOGETHER
    Grades:  9-12                         
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite:   Department approval

    This course provides modified instruction for students with unique abilities in the area of physical education. Students will develop physical and fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, running), as well as skills in aquatics, dance, and individual group games and sports.  Each student will be working together with general education mentors in grades 10-12, to increase competency in fitness and sport skills, and increase enjoyment of physical activity.

    087140 - COMPETITIVE SPORTS AND GAMES
    Grades: 10-12                        
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite: Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course will include a variety of fitness activities and team sport activities.   Instruction is aimed at developing fitness and sports skills, and an understanding of the rules of the games.  Students will also examine coaching and team strategies, and officiating mechanics for each sport. 

    087150 - LIFETIME AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS
    Grades: 10-12                        
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite: Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course includes a variety of recreational and outdoor sport activities such as tennis, golf, badminton, pickle ball, orienteering and archery.  A strong emphasis will be placed on enhancing individual sport skills and fitness through non-contact sports.

    087200 - STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ Phys Ed credit (May be repeated for additional elective credit)
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course meets the requirements for the second, one-half credit of physical education, or may be taken for elective credit. The content of the course includes basic weight training techniques, as well as training practices and safety procedures in the weight room. Students will learn a variety of lifts and strength training principles for developing muscle and endurance.  Students will also participate in a variety of exercises and activities that will develop muscle fitness, as well as cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and fitness skills, such as agility and power.

    087300 - ADVENTURE PURSUITS
    Grades: 10-12       
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite: Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course will promote components such as team-building, critical thinking, cooperation and encouragement through such activities as cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, orienteering and outdoor living. Students will be tested on proper equipment usage and safety procedures.

    087400 - WALKING AND LOW-IMPACT PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course introduces students to walking for fitness, as well as a variety of other low-to-moderate lifetime and leisure physical activities.  A major expectation of this course is for students to develop their personal fitness and to develop competency with a variety of physical activities that promote lifelong fitness.  Students will also be expected to assess their personal fitness and develop a personal health plan, incorporating fitness training principles, as well as safety and dietary guidelines.  This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.

    087820 - AQUATIC EXPERIENCES/SCUBA
    Grades: 10-12       
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite: Physical Fitness Concepts and 2nd required PE course

    This course will include small watercraft experiences, advanced pool activities, and scuba diving instruction and certification.  A parental waiver and fee ($300) is required for PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Certification.  The course is an activity-based class and is only recommended for those who are self-motivated and are strong swimmers. Cardiovascular fitness will be developed throughout the semester through participation in various aquatic activities.  Scuba and small craft experiences may require the class to participate in off-campus field trips.

    087830 - LIFEGUARD TRAINING
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course will provide students with all the latest American Red Cross standards for Lifeguarding in regards to injury prevention and rescue skills. The course content also includes the duties and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. In order to receive lifeguard certification, students will be required to be 15 years old upon completion of the course and meet all American Red Cross course requirements, which includes both physical and knowledge based skills.  This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.

    087950 - PE MENTOR
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Physical Fitness Concepts and 2nd Required PE Course

    This course will give students the opportunity to improve their skills in mentoring others as they serve as assistants for students with physical and developmental disabilities who are enrolled in Physical Education. Students will take on the role of buddies to provide leadership in a variety of physical fitness games and activities.

    087960 - MOVEMENT 2 MUSIC
    Grades:  10-12                       
    ½ Phys Ed credit
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts

    This course allows students an opportunity to participate in a variety of individual fitness pursuits, such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Walking, and Aerobics (Step, Dance, and Water).  Music will be incorporated to help entertain students as they engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical fitness.  Students will develop their competency in rhythms, dance, and fitness skills that will enable them to confidently and safely pursue personal fitness opportunities.  Students will be expected to assess their personal fitness and develop a personal health plan, incorporating fitness training principles and dietary guidelines.  This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.