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Physical Education

Physical Education Department Faculty
 

Course Descriptions

Yoga 

Students enrolled in this course study yoga for their physical education requirement. The course will teach students the history of yoga, breathing in yoga, proper alignment, anatomy, the basic postures of a Vinyasa flow/ Fusion Flow, and it will teach them how to develop their own practice to be used outside of the classroom. Students will learn each posture, its proper alignment, and what benefits it provides for the body. Once students have learned each posture correctly they will begin to practice a set sequence daily in class which will develop their core strength, muscular strength, and flexibility. Each week we will add a new peak posture that will further the students practice into the asana and help develop their balance and strength. Additionally, students will be taught how to develop their own sequence which can be practiced at home or anywhere as a life time fitness tool. Students will have weekly vocabulary tests to test them on the postures, their meanings, and their health benefits. Students will be physical the entire period to help build their stamina and strength. Semester 1 includes Units 1-8 and Semester 2 repeats units 2-8 and introduces units 9 and 10.

Credit: 10.00

Graduation Requirement: Physical Education

A-G College Requirement: NONE

 

Physical Education 1AB

Credit: 10.00

Graduation Requirement: Physical Education

A-G College Requirement: NONE

 

Dance

Students will develop skills and vocabulary related to the following dance styles: ballet, choreography jazz, hip-hop, historical/cultural, prop, lyrical and musical theatre. Using choreographic principles, students create dances that communicate meaning. Students assess and critique live dance performances, describing performance elements, dance technique and defending personal preferences. Students develop appreciation of dance through, discussion, performance activities, viewing of live professional dance, reading assignments, and dance on video. Students learn about dance as it related to fitness for life.

Credit: 10.00

Graduation Requirement: Physical Education

A-G College Requirement: F

 

Color Guard

Prerequisite: Teacher approval required

This is a very active performing ensemble that incorporates dance with color guard equipment such as flags, sabres and rifles.  The group is a part of the Marching Band in the fall and Winter Guard for the rest of the year.  The group performs and competes throughout the year.  Dance experience is beneficial, but no prior experience is required.  There will be after school & evening practices.  Students sign up for 0 & 1st period classes.  

Credit: 10.00

Graduation Requirement: Humanities

A-G College Requirement: F

 

Marching Band/Advanced Band 3

Prerequisite: Teacher approval required

Students should have at least 2 years or more of previous experience and be able to read music. This is a very active performing class.  There will be approximately 30–75 performances throughout the year.  Students sign up for 0 & 1st period classes.  There will be some after school or evening practices. Students not previously in band need Mrs. Gilboe’s approval/signature to sign up.

Credit: 10.00

Graduation Requirement: Humanities

A-G College Requirement: F

 

Faculty

Teams that Count for PE Credit

Boys                                                      

  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Cross Country
  • Golf  
  • Swimming  
  • Tennis  
  • Track 
  • Volleyball 
  • Waterpolo 
  • Wrestling   
  • Dance Production    
  • Marching Band    
  • Football 

Girls                  

  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Pep Squad
  • Softball
  • Dance Production
  • Marching Band
  • Basketball