California Physical Education Content Standards
The high school course descriptions presented here communicate the essence of the high school physical education experience. The content articulates the knowledge, skills, and confidence students need to maintain meaningful physical activity throughout their lifetime. The course sequence provides a blueprint for delivering the content in a manner that equips students to make a successful transition from the physical education instructional program to participation in physical activity during adulthood. The adult lifestyle demands that individuals initiate and monitor their own participation in physical activity. Family responsibilities, career demands, and individual choices influence physical activity patterns.
This course is for all incoming freshman (9th grade) to introduce and continue skill practice, fitness training, self-responsibility, social interaction and group dynamics. Also included is participation in state mandated physical fitness tests. No 10th, 11th, and 12th graders in this course. Students must pass PE1 with a grade of “D” or higher to be eligible for PE2. HHS, MEHS, THS
Grade 10, 11
This course is for all students needing to repeat PE1. It will continue to introduce and continue skill practice, fitness training, self-responsibility, social interaction and group dynamics. A grade of “D” or higher is required to move on into PE2. Students eligible: All students needing to repeat PE1. No incoming 9th graders are allowed. HHS, MEHS, THS
Grade 10, 11, 12
This course is for students having passed PE1 or PE1A with a grade of “D” or higher. This course is to build upon skills gained in PE1 and will include more in depth-team and individual opportunities needed to properly perform a variety of activities. Prerequisite: All students passing PE1 or PE1A with a grade of “D” or higher. No incoming 9th graders or 9th grade transfers. HHS, MEHS, THS
Grade 11, 12
This course will build upon the foundations taught in PE1 and PE2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement, patterns and strategies essential to perform a variety of physical activities. Prerequisite: Students must have a grade of “D” or higher in both PE1 and PE2 (20 PE credits). No 9th or 10th grade students allowed.
Grade 11, 12
This is a course for advanced students who have special interests in weight training and cardiovascular conditioning. The primary focus us to create and implement a personal fitness plan which would include weights, strength training, speed, agility and stretching. Prerequisite: Students must have a grade of “D” or higher in both PE1 and PE2 (20 PE credits). No 9th or 10th grade students allowed. MEHS
Grades 10, 11, 12
This course is designed for the athletic population. Higher level skills for the more able students are taught. The students have a chance during the year to choose from a variety of individual, dual, and team sports. Classes are change at period intervals. HHS, MEHS
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Interest as a student athlete. Upon approval of instructor.
This course is designed to educate the student, physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. The knowledge gained these domains will carry over toward success in life. The student will learn study skills, time management, and several important skills that can be applied to life, as well as, how to be a successful student athlete. Students will learn the history, language, basic rules, and fundamentals of his/her interest or sport. Mental and physical conditioning will be introduced in several areas. School to career opportunities in related fields will be explained and examined. Further educational opportunities (i.e., college entrance, financial aid, scholarship availability, etc.) will be covered. The individual will be better equipped to handle the everyday life and stress of academic and athletic endeavors and competition. These skills will better enhance the student’s ability to make academic, social and life choice more positive.