High School Curriculum Overview
FITNESS FOR LIFE   Grade 9-12 1/2 credit required
 
This course offers fundamental and current topics of physical fitness which include health-related components, skill-related components, training principles, nutrition and weight control, goal setting, consumer issues, exercise safety,
and personal fitness program planning. Students will be encouraged to develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, and understand the significance of lifestyle on
one's health and fitness.  Students will be assessed in the cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains through a combination of written assignments and physical performance.
 
 
FITNESS THROUGH TEAM SPORTS  Grades 9-12 1/2 credit
 
This course provides the opportunity to refine, expand, and improve specific sports skills, game strategies, and personal fitness plans as it relates to team-based activities.  While the acquisition of motor skills and appropriate social and emotional behaviors are goals, this course stresses the development of an acceptable level of and appreciation for physical fitness.  In addition, students learn game rules as they relate to officiating and management through the experience of a variety of roles beyond that of a player.  Activities may include: basketball, flag football, floor hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, and speedball.  Students will be assessedin the cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains through a combination of written assessments and physical performance.
 
Prerequisite:Successful completion of Fitness For Life
 
 
 
FITNESS THROUGH WELLNESS ACTIVITIES  Grades 9-12 1/2 credit
 
This course offers wellness activities which may include aerobics, yoga, Pilates, power walking, nutrition/weight control, circuit training, dance, and injury/safety prevention. Students will acquire a personal understanding of the
mental, physical, and emotional discipline needed for a healthy lifestyle.  Students will be assessed in the cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains through a combination of written assessments and physical performance.
 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fitness For Life
 
 
FITNESS THROUGH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING  Grades 10-12 1/2 credit
 
This is an elective, semester long, physical education course where students will enhance their personal physical development through the participation in weight training and conditioning.  Students will engage in total body strength development as well as speed, agility and plyometric training.  An understanding of the importance of rules and safety in the weight room is a high priority as well as formalizing a personal understanding of the mental, physical, and emotional discipline needed for a healthy lifestyle.  Students will be assessed in the cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains through a combination of written assignments and physical performance.
 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fitness For Life / approval of instructor