Physical Education and Health
Health education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them make healthful decisions—both now and in the future. Through the implementation of an effective, comprehensive health education instructional program, students will develop the life skills needed to enhance their potential for achieving academic success and attaining healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Developing knowledge of accurate health information is essential. Practicing health-related skills in real-life situations and developing healthful behaviors are the ultimate goals of the program.
The goal of the high school physical education program is to prepare students to become responsible citizens who are both physically educated and health literate. Students develop and apply their knowledge and skills in general, concentrated, and specialty physical education courses. Students receive instruction in fitness and skill performance through movement-based tasks and the implementation of personalized fitness and physical activity plans. Students demonstrate and model responsible personal and social behavior to promote a sense of community and a safe, healthy environment for all. Students receive instruction to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to transfer their learning outside of the school setting and throughout their lives to become healthy, active individuals.
Physical Education Courses