At High-School, students are required to complete sixteen quarters of physical education across their 4-year program. The program’s emphasis is on physical fitness from a personal perspective involving individual goals and lifestyle outcomes.
The core of the program is a six-quarter series of wellness courses, ranging from fundamentals of fitness to nutrition to stress management. These courses involve extensive class room work as well as activity involvement.
High School students are also required to choose three fitness courses from a range of activity options including aerobics, cross training, fitness games, stretching, and weight training.
The third set of requirements in the lifetime sport category, again with an option to choose from a variety of offerings including archery, badminton, golf, jazz dance, tennis, and volleyball.
The final four quarters of required physical education may be chosen from any of the three main areas: wellness, fitness, and life-time sports.
All 1,000+ students at High School get an individual fitness evaluation each year, focusing on the health-fitness evaluation each year, focusing on the health-fitness evaluation each year, focusing on the health-fitness evaluation each year, focusing on the health-fitness factors of cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition.
Students receive a cumulative computer printout of their evaluation with specific information related to strengths and weaknesses.
The physical-education staff at High School has worked diligently over a period of years to write grants to obtain the necessary activity equipment, testing equipment, and educational materials to run this exemplary program.
Students leave the program knowing a great deal about fitness and their own strengths and weaknesses related to fitness. They also have had an excellent opportunity to develop lifestyle skills and commitments that will lead to a long-term commitment to personal health fitness.