Physical Education/Health

Physical Education Department


Jacksonville High School Physical Education promotes health, fitness and wellness through moderate to vigorous movement patterns which enhances student performance in the academic setting.

Course #

Description

Required or Elective

Other Information


918

PE Semester 1

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Entry Level

Semester


Recommendation: None


Physical Education curriculum places an emphasis on physical fitness, fundamental skills and rules of each activity, and knowledge of the importance of fitness for life.  Students have the opportunity to select a variety of activities to enhance their fitness level.  Units are selected by students in their physical education period.  Some courses will have maximum capacities.  Units may include:  softball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, speedball, ultimate frisbee, eclipse ball, tennis badminton, pickle-ball, walking for fitness, biking, aerobics, bags, and roller skating.  Each student will complete a minimum of five units per semester.  All students are required to participate in fitness testing at the end of each quarter.  Physical fitness testing provides accurate reports which are unique to each student according to their age, gender, and level of health-related fitness.  The assessment is based on multiple components rather than just a single measure.  These reports use the criterion-referenced Healthy Fitness Zone Standards, which research has shown to accurately measure the level of physical fitness necessary for good health.

920

PE Semester 2

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Entry Level

Semester


Recommendation: None


Physical Education curriculum places an emphasis on physical fitness, fundamental skills and rules of each activity, and knowledge of the importance of fitness for life. Students have the opportunity to select a variety of activities to enhance their fitness level. Units are selected by students in their physical education period. Some courses will have maximum capacities. Units may include: softball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, speedball, ultimate frisbee, eclipse ball, tennis badminton, pickle-ball, walking for fitness, biking, aerobics, bags, and roller skating.  Each student will complete a minimum of five units per semester. All students are required to participate in fitness testing at the end of each quarter. Physical fitness testing provides accurate reports which are unique to each student according to their age, gender, and level of health-related fitness. The assessment is based on multiple components rather than just a single measure. These reports use the criterion-referenced Healthy Fitness Zone Standards, which research has shown to accurately measure the level of physical fitness necessary for good health.

921

Academic PE

Fulfills Requirement


* Administrative Approval Required

Prerequisite: Entry Level; Administrative Approval Required

Semester


Recommendation: None


The curriculum consists of various academic learning packets designed for the student who is unable to participate in the traditional classroom setting. Enrollment in this course is open to students who have extended medical excuses from a medical physician.

924

Adapted PE

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Entry Level; Enrollment is based upon requirements of IEP or by Administrative Approval

Year


Recommendation: None


This class is designed for a one-on-one setting between the student and the instructor. For all practical purposes, Adapted Physical Education is developmentally appropriate physical education at its finest. It involves differentiating instruction so the physical activity is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability. The emphasis of adapted physical education is to facilitate participation of students with disabilities with typically developing peers in age-appropriate activities where all students can learn and be successful in the areas of personal strength, tone, and flexibility.

935

Health

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Entry Level

Semester


Recommendation: None


This course is designed to help students increase their understanding and awareness of basic health concepts and practices and their relationship to a better quality of life. Emphasis is placed on the importance of making good health decisions and accepting responsibility for health. Topics covered in the class include anatomy and physiology of the body, mental health, stress and weight control, fitness and exercise, substance use and abuse, human sexuality, first aid and safety, and environmental health. A variety of teaching methods is used including the use of outside resources. Students are required to complete special projects. This course is required for graduation and meets state mandates.

918FIT

Fitness PE Semester 1

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 918/920 of the previous semester or with the approval of a PE Instructor

Semester


Recommendation: None


Fitness is a strength training class. Fitness class uses resistance training with weights to enhance all five areas of fitness.

920FIT

Fitness PE Semester 2

Fulfills Requirement


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 918/920 of the previous semester or with the approval of a PE Instructor

Semester


Recommendation: None


Fitness is a strength training class. Fitness class uses resistance training with weights to enhance all five areas of fitness.

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