Physical Education and Health

Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade

Eleventh Grade

Twelfth Grade

Required

Required

Required

Required

Online Health

Online Health

Online Health

Online Health

Grade 9 Physical Education

Two Physical Education electives

   
 

Elective

Elective

Elective

 

Dance and Movement

Dance and Movement

Dance and Movement

 

Racquet/Individual and Dual Sports

Racquet/Individual and Dual Sports

Racquet/Individual and Dual Sports

 

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

 

Team Sports

Competition Sports

Competition Sports

   

Other

Other

   

Living on Your Own

Living on Your Own


Department Philosophy

It is the objective of the Physical Education Program at AHA to provide students with academic knowledge and physical skills to enable them to participate successfully in lifetime fitness and leisure activities.

Personal fitness tests are part of physical education classes at AHA. Tests that may be conducted are: body mass, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and agility. This information is personal and will be kept confidential.

Outcomes

  • Students will practice proper warm-up and stretching techniques.
  • Students will participate in both individual/dual and team activities.
  • Students will have an opportunity to develop social and leadership skills through teamwork.
  • Students will be able to participate in and explore lifetime fitness activities.
  • Students are evaluated by written tests and active participation. 

Required Courses


Online Health

Online Health is a required 1 credit course taken all four years. The description can be found in Special Academic Programs.

Grade 9 Physical Education

1 credit

Grade Level: 9

This course will consist of both team and individual/dual sports as well as lifetime activities. Activities covered will be “in season.” Trimester one will mirror the fall sports season, trimester two – the winter season, and trimester three – the spring season.

Each ninth grade course will begin with an introduction to personal fitness.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will know the basic elements of fitness.
  • Students will participate in individual and team sports.
  • Students will be introduced to lifetime fitness and leisure activities.
  • Students will set goals to enhance individual fitness. 

 

Elective Courses


Dance and Movement

1 credit

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Come and explore the wonderful world of dance! Capture the excitement of the 30s and 40s with music from the big band era. While this is primarily a beginning course, students of all experience levels are encouraged to enroll.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will perform basic techniques in movement, proper warm-up techniques, stretching and conditioning.
  • Students will perform waltz, Schottische, foxtrot, polka, swing, and group dances.
  • Students will learn the cultural and historic aspects of dance.

 


Racquet/Individual and Dual Sports

1 credit

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course is designed for the student who enjoys individual and dual activities.

Racquet sports are highlighted, e.g. badminton, table tennis, pickle ball, tennis (in season). Spikeball, golf, frisbee golf, bocce ball, cross-country skiing (in season) are also featured units of this course.

Activities covered will include rules, skill development and strategies for fundamental mastery. Emphasis of each trimester will be the sports and activities in season.

Tournaments and competitions will be a part of this course.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will learn the basic rules of play and basic skills needed to perform the activity.
  • Students will understand and model proper game etiquette.

 


Strength and Conditioning

1 credit

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course will be an introduction into the basic principles and techniques of strength training, plyometrics, and cross training activities.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to set up an effective individual work-out program.
  • Students will set personal goals and work to achieve them.
  • Students will be able to safely perform all weight training exercises in the AHA weight room.
  • Students will be able to identify gross muscle groups and their function in regard to strength training.

Team Sports

1 credit

Grade Level: 10

This course is designed for the student who enjoys team activities. Emphasis of each trimester will be on the sports and activities in season. Tournaments and competitions will be part of this course.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will explore the concept of teamwork and working with others.
  • Students will learn the rules of play and basic skills needed to participate in the team activity.

Competition Sports

1 credit

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

This course is designed for the individual who enjoys high energy, serious competition. Class will include game strategy, fundamentals, basics of officiating, and competition played under federation rules.

Sports include touch football, soccer, floor hockey, badminton, ultimate frisbee, basketball, and others.

This course may be taken for credit more than once.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will expand their understanding of teamwork.
  • Students will perform activity at a high energy level and model proper game conduct.
  • Students will understand and apply rules as a game official. 

 


Living on Your Own

1 credit

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Before you know it, you’ll be moving into an apartment, learning to live with roommates and making major financial decisions. Living on your own can be an exciting time, but you want to be prepared. In this practical course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of personal/family resource management and practice informed decision making.

Areas of study include housing to fit personal needs, job search and interview, personal finance and budgeting, car purchasing and maintenance, checking accounts, using credit wisely, tax filing procedures, wise grocery shopping, quick and nutritious meals, and management of personal resources.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Students will develop personal resource-management skills.
  • Students will develop financial-planning skills.
  • Students will prepare for living independently. 

Note: Although it’s listed in the Physical Education section, Living on Your Own is not a physical education course. Credits earned in this class will be listed as general elective credits.