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HEALTH SCIENCE 1
Health Science is a course designed to provide students with knowledge to develop and implement sound health attitudes and actions that lead to a life of wellness. The goal is to empower students to make wise choices regarding their lifestyle for a lifetime as well as the present. Instruction will include physical, mental, emotional and social health concepts and practices and driver’s education. Note: Required for graduation.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION– COURSE 1
The course of study for the ninth grade includes individual and dual sports, combatives, outdoor team sports, aquatics, and fitness. Students will combine and apply movement patterns to progress from simple to complex in aquatics, rhythms/dance, individual and dual activities. Students will also work to achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.
Note: Required for graduation.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – COURSE 2
Students will combine and apply movement patterns to progress from simple to complex in combatives, gymnastics/tumbling and team activities. In various team sports students will learn the rules, skills, and strategies of the sport. Juniors and Seniors that have not passed the Fitness Test will be enrolled in PE.
Note: Required for graduation

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE – 3
LIFE FITNESS

Students at this level continue to specialize in activities of their own choosing. They can pursue excellence in the activities they choose, following a specific regime and honing specific skills. They are able to develop a personalized plan for lifetime fitness by assessing personal needs, interests, abilities, and opportunities in the area of fitness and by selecting activities that contribute to the achievement of personal fitness goals. They can focus on combative, outdoor recreation, aquatics, team sports, and individual and dual sports of choice.

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course allows for participation within general physical education for students with a note from a physician for modification or adaptation of physical education for an extended time period, or for students for whom this course is indicated in their IEP/504 Plan. Appropriate modifications or adjustments will be made due to the nature of the extended injury or medical problems. Activities covered will range from individual to team sports, aquatics, recreational games, dance, and Special Olympics coaching and/or participation.
Prerequisite: Note from a physician.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE – 1, 2, 3
ATHLETIC STRENGTH CONDITIONING

The strength and conditioning program will have a direct and positive influence on student’s success at AHS in physical education and athletic activities. The program is specifically designed for the development of muscular size and strength and may be adapted for certain sports. Carried out diligently and supervised properly, it will decrease injuries, develop confidence, and improve athletic skills.

 

 

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