Physical Education

Physical Education 7:  The state framework, Healthy Kids/Healthy California, is the basis for the course standards in grades 7 and 8.  The focus is on physical fitness and skills development in a variety of team and individual sports and recreational activities.  An emphasis is placed on working cooperatively, following directions, playing safely, and living healthy.  Students will evaluate their fitness level and learn techniques to improve areas of weakness. Locks and lockers are provided in the dressing rooms.

 

Physical Education 8 (two trimesters): The state framework, Healthy Kids/Healthy California, is the basis for the two-trimester PE course in grade 8.  The focus is on physical fitness and skills development in a variety of team and individual sports and recreational activities.  An emphasis is placed on working collaboratively, following directions, playing safely, and living healthy.  Students will evaluate their fitness level and learn techniques to improve areas of weakness. Locks and lockers are provided in the locker room.

Health 8 (one trimester):  The one-trimester health education component of Healthy Kids/Healthy California is integrated into the physical education program during grade 8.  Units of study are designed to develop knowledge that will enable students to choose healthful behaviors that avoid risk situations.  These include building relationships within and outside the family, caring for the human body, human growth and development, and coping with health problems in a contemporary society.  Drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness studies empower students to develop improved decision-making skills.