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  • To meet the needs and interests of the student body, a variety of courses are offered.  Classes consist of co-educational activities geared to all skill levels. All physical education courses meet on alternate days for a full year except dance classes which meet daily.

    All pupils registered in the schools of New York State are required by NYS Education Law to attend classes of instruction in physical education.  One course must be taken in each of the grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 to earn the two credits required for graduation. An adaptive program will be offered for students with I.E.P.’s. Failure of any course (9, 10, 11 and 12) mandates repeating Physical Education during summer school or the next school year.  

    All 9th and 10th grade students must enroll in General Physical Education, Dance, Aquatics or Advanced Aquatics. Each 11th and 12th grade student must choose an elective AND an alternate course in case his/her first choice cannot be scheduled.  No request for change in a Physical Education course will be accepted if a student has been successfully scheduled for either his/her first choice or alternate.

    Click here to view the PTSA Curriculum Presentation on Physical Education, Fall 2020

     

    MEDICALLY EXCUSED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    An individualized program of activity and/or study will be planned for any student who is medically excused from the activities of the general or elective program.

    WELLNESS 

    The Wellness Education Program is a portion of the General Physical Education curriculum that teaches students healthy lifestyle habits.  Students learn nutrition, stress management, communication skills, coping skills and how the choices they make affect lifestyle diseases. Students will receive five weeks of instruction in the fall and five weeks in the spring dealing with the following topics:

    Nutrition Stress Management 

    Coping Skills Communication Skills

    Body Image Peer Pressure Issues

    HIV/AIDS Drug & Alcohol Prevention

    CPR Cyberbullying

    Relaxation Techniques Mental Health

    CPR

    Junior and senior students will complete training in adult/child CPR and first aid.  They may receive certification upon successful completion of this unit of study. This class will receive instruction for a period of ten (10) days, and this training will be part of their regular physical education class.  Cost for certification card is $25.00.

Department: Physical Education

Course Number: 8384

Course Title: ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

Prerequisites: Adapted Physical Education program as per Individual Education Plan

Department: Physical Education

Course Number: 8324

Course Title: YOGA CORE AND MORE

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

Grades: 11, 12

Department: Physical Education

Course Number: 8044

Course Title: AQUATICS – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Swim test will be given on the first days of class by PE Department

Department: Physical Education

Course Number: 8054

Course Title: ADVANCED AQUATICS – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Swim test will be given on the first days of class by PE Department

Department: Physical Education

Course Number: 8120

Course Title: DANCE 1

Details: Year, Alt. Day, 0.5 Credit for Physical Education

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Required For: This course is required for any student interested in pursuing the dance sequence towards graduating with Theatre Arts honors.