Guiding Principles

Physical education at the secondary level is designed to meet the individual needs of students through a variety of prescribed and selected activities. Students are introduced to essential skills and knowledge that enable them to experience a broad spectrum of physical activity for present and lifetime use. Students are given an understanding of physiological and health awareness as it relates to their bodies. The total development of a student — physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually — is an important aspect of our physical education program. Students will also develop good sportsmanship and leadership skills. All courses in this department address Student Learning Expectations 5 and 6.

All high school students must participate in physical education every year. In grades 9 and 10, all students are required to successfully complete a semester course in physical education and health. Juniors and seniors have a variety of options by which they may complete the physical education requirement.

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