HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Students are required to take two semesters of Physical Education and 1 semester of Health. If a student is unable to participate in more than 5 PE classes a quarter due to injury or illness, she will have to withdraw from the class and reschedule. Physically limited students must have a checklist of activities provided by the Physical Education Department signed by a doctor or parent/guardian. Since all Physical Education classes are Pass/Fail, students must have at least an 80% average to pass.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Required Semester 1/2 Credit
Health provides students with a practical knowledge of physical and mental health. The subject matter of this course includes nutrition, CPR and first aid, mental and emotional health, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and a thorough sex education.
NOTE: Students who elect to take Health through the Mercy Learning Online Program are required to attend classes on August 6, 7, 8 from 4 – 8:00PM. See your Guidance Counselor for details.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION B
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Required Semester 1/4 Credit
In this semester course, students will participate in these units:
volleyball, soccer, softball, archery, and self-defense. They will also participate in physical fitness activities such as jogging, fitness walking, jumping rope, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, crunches, lifting weights, Wii Fit and stretching exercises.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - SUMMER
June 10-14 and 17-21 8:00am – 2:30pm $255 (includes activity fee) 1/4 credit. May be taken only once as fulfillment of PE requirement. Contact the Guidance Department for more information about registration and scheduling.
In this summer course the students will participate in the following units: Golf, Slow Pitch Softball, Speed-a-Way, Badminton, Basketball, Self Defense, and Soccer. The students will also participate in fitness activities such as daily fitness walking, strength training, aerobics, and yoga. Students will go off campus to bowl, swim, golf, and participate in activities at Miami Whitewater Park and Great American Ball Park. Final grade based on written tests, skill tests, and participation.
Grades 11, 12 2nd Semester 1/4 Credit
This course may be used for PE required credit or as an elective.
This Physical Education course emphasizes recreational sports and outdoor education. Some recreational sports included are racquetball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, ice skating, and bowling. Outdoor education encompasses camping, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, and a National Parks project. There is also a concentration on Women’s Issues in Athletics. Some sports and activities require field trips and off-campus travel. There is a $50 activity fee for off campus activities.