An Essential Discipline

    Physical education is an integral part of the education program for all students. It teaches students how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of physical activities. Students learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The discipline also provides learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of students. With high-quality physical education instruction, students become confident, independent, self-controlled, and resilient; develop positive social skills; set and strive for personal, achievable goals; learn to assume leadership; cooperate with others; accept responsibility for their own behavior; and, ultimately, improve their academic performance.

    For high school youths the three overarching content standards are as follows:

    Standard 1:
    Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    Standard 2:
    Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.

    Standard 3:
    Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.

    To fulfill the requirement for high school graduation, students must take two years of physical education in high school.

    Courses Offered

    • Core P.E. 1-4
    • Weight Training/Conditioning
    • Yoga
    • Water Exercise - Swimming and Water Aerobics
    • Hiking

    Physical Education Faculty

    • Eric Best, Core PE 1-4
    • Mary Boston;  Core PE 1-4, Voice Mail Ext. 3430
    • René Ayala; Core PE 1-4; Voice Mail Ext. 4588
    • Martha Cederstrom; Yoga; Voice Mail Ext. 4320
    • Doug Donnellan; Core PE 1-4; Voice Mail Ext.3431
    • Nate Severin; Core PE 1-4