CURRICULUM 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. Objectives: 1. To provide students with knowledge and application of skills. 2. To introduce students to a variety of appropriate activities. 3. To provide students with a sound basis and awareness of physical fitness to carry over to adulthood. 4. To develop students’ physical, social, emotional, and intellectual well being. 5. To develop good sportsmanship and respect for others. 6. To provide students with a framework of leisure activities for lifetime use. 7. To develop students’ understanding of physiological awareness and health. 8. To assess student progress and ability and provide for individual needs.
GRADING POLICY All HHS students are graded based on effort, participation, attitude, and punctuality. Each student receives a grade out of a 20 point rubric each day. At the end of each cycle, students will receive a grade out of 120 points. The grading portal is updated at midterm and end of term. Students who do not participate in class do not receive credit for the day. Students who have a medical or exempt absence will receive credit. If a medical is longer than 1 week, students will complete a written project for credit. For a copy of the high school physical education rubric, please select the link below.
CLASS MAKE UP POLICY Students will receive credit for classes missed due to exempted absences or exempt notes from nurse, doctor, or trainer (parent notes are not accepted). If a student is absent from school and the absence is not exempt but is excused, he or she can make up the class after school by scheduling it with the PE teacher and using the high school weight room facility. Classes missed by students who chose not to participate are not allowed to be made up.