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High School Physical Education Curriculum 

As part of the overall District Physical Education program, the High School curriculum reinforces and extends PE Learning Standards by creating opportunities for students to reinforce maturing skills. The ultimate goal is for our students to have the ability to apply the knowledge and skills derived in Physical Education to achieve and maintain healthy and active lifestyles. To enhance student learning, units are presented in a two-year cycle.

2014-2015 SHS Physical Education Curriculum - Year A

1st Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Fall FitnessGram

Fall FitnessGram

Start-Up Fitness Unit

Start-Up Fitness Unit

Tennis/Badminton

Frisbee Golf

 
 
The Start-Up Fitness Unit is included across all grades at the start of the school year.  Lessons include warm-up principles, movement prep and rehab (Pre-hab), speed and agility training, squat progression and lunge progression, circuit training, group initiative challenges, and student-designed instant fitness warm-ups.
 
 
 2nd Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Volleyball

Principles of Modern Fitness II
Fencing

Bowling

 

In Principles of Modern Fitness II, 11th and 12th grade students will take part in multiple styles of training including, but not limited to  Interval Training, Circuit Training, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata, and Functional Training.  Students will practice the training concepts of overload, progression, specificity and periodization as they apply to both resistance training and cardiovascular training.

 
3rd Quarter
  

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Fitness FUNdamentals 

Hands-Only CPR/AED

Basketball

Team Handball


Yoga

 

The Fitness FUNdamentals Unit is included in the 9th and 10th grade curriculum.  This unit covers the basics of various types of training that can be performed to improve personal fitness levels in the areas of aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility. This includes circuit training, cardiovascular/aerobic training, resistance training (dynamic and static), and flexibility training

 
4th Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Spring FitnessGram

Spring FitnessGram

STX/LAX (Modified Lacrosse)

World Games

Archery

iFit

 
 
In iFit, 11th & 12th grade students will gain hands-on experience using modern technology to assist in the learning process of designing and implementing personal fitness plans. These technology-based programs will assist in tracking, recording, and assessing individual fitness goals. This will include a selection of technology-based applications introduced by the teacher, as well as those researched and presented by students.
 
 

2015-2016 SHS Physical Education Curriculum – Year B

1st Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Fitness Assessment

Fitness Assessment

Start-Up Fitness Unit

Start-Up Fitness Unit

Fall Team Sports

Tennis/Pickleball

 
 
The Start-Up Fitness Unit is included in both the 9th & 10th grade classes as well as the 11th & 12th grade classes at the start of the school year.  Lessons include warm-up principles, movement prep and rehab (Pre-hab), speed and agility training, squat progression and lunge progression, circuit training, group initiative challenges, and student-designed instant fitness warm-ups.
 
 
2nd Quarter 
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Group Fitness

Principles of Modern Fitness I

Floor Hockey

Volleyball

 

In Principles of Modern Fitness I, 11th & 12th grade students will apply the FITT principle and heart rate training zones to both resistance training and cardiovascular training. They will learn how to design their own training routines by selecting appropriate training goals and learning primary exercises for the major muscle groups, while researching and choosing secondary exercises to support their routines.   

The Group Fitness Unit is part of the 9th & 10th grade fitness curriculum.  Our students learn about different types of group fitness classes, including the health benefits of each in terms of their personal aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility.  This is learned through guided practical application and measurable outcomes. Examples of these lessons include step aerobics, spinning, Zumba-style aerobic dance, pilates, yoga, etc.
 
3rd Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Pickleball/Badminton

Hands-Only CPR/AED

Project Adventure/Cooperative Games

Ultimate Games

 

RaiderFit

 

In RaiderFit, 11th & 12th grade students will be introduced to training movements, varying in difficulty, with the opportunity to complete individual challenges and group competitions.  Students will have the opportunity to test their overall physical fitness through a series of HIIT (high intensity interval training) style workouts.  Each class will include a movement-based warm-up, instruction of a specific movement or teaching of a routine, an opportunity to compete in the routine, and a cool down.  

 
 4th Quarter
 

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Spring FitnessGram

Spring FitnessGram

Cardio Training

Golf

Softball

Archery

 
The Cardio Training Unit covers the importance of cardiovascular health through exposure to a variety of different lifetime aerobic activities and basic training principles for the 9th & 10th grade population.  Students research the benefits of cardiovascular/aerobic training as a means of preparing students to continually participate in these types of activities.   Students track their personal progress and reflect on their individual experiences to adapt to their continually changing cardiovascular goals as their personal fitness levels improve.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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