All students enrolled in Physical Education at CHAMPS will participate in the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Elements of the test will be practiced and evaluated weekly as cardiovascular and muscular strength improve during the course of the semester. Testing of the fitness elements will include the official 9th grade PFT during the Spring semester, and during semester finals for all students. Students’ achievements will be measured using the California Department of Education’s FITNESSGRAM Healthy Fitness Zones.The remainder of the curriculum emphasizes non-traditional physical activities including, but not limited to: Pilates mat, Yoga, Interval training, Barre/dance-based calisthenics, and integrated stretch methods. These exercise methods simultaneously condition, stretch, strengthen, tone and align the body while eliminating excess tension and strain on the joints. Emphasis is placed improving posture, coordination and balance; building strength and endurance; increasing flexibility and agility; and providing a refreshing mind-body workout. Students will learn basic anatomy, as well as injury prevention.
Attire for PE Class
For quality participation in the non-traditional movement forms described previously, fitted attire that shows posture and alignment is required. The purple CHAMPS PE uniform tank tops and fitted shirts, along with solid black yoga pants/capris/leggings/fitted sweatpants are appropriate. Solid purple tops may be worn in place of the CHAMPS PE uniform shirt/tank. Loose, baggy clothing is not permitted. Footwear is usually not necessary for these indoor workouts. Once a week, the class will have cardiovascular and calisthenics training in preparation for the PFT. On this day, students must wear closed-toe athletic shoes in order to safely participate in the mile run or other outdoor cardio activities.