The mission of the Physical Education Department is to assist each student develop an appreciation for the importance of an active lifestyle. The program is designed to help shape good character and positive self-image while providing students with skills and strategies specific to each sport or activity.
Course Number: 2514 Grade Level: 9-12
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive, sequentially planned, Kinesiology and Physical Education program aligned with the California Content Standards for Physical Education. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges, and develop behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on students developing a personalized fitness program for a healthy lifestyle. Units of instruction include: Introduction to kinesiology and physical education with personal fitness emphasis, personal fitness concepts and techniques, cardiorespiratory endurance training, nutrition, team activities, basketball, football, soccer, Frisbee, softball, and recreational games.
PILATES AND MOVEMENT/BODY AWARENESS
Course Number: 2512
Grade Level: 9-12
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.
INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ARTS (Dance for PE)
Course Code: 2358
Grade Level: 9-12
Pre-requisites: Registrar/Physical Education Department Chair Approval
This course will also fulfill students’ Physical education credit, and prepare students for Physical Fitness Testing.
This is a beginning class for the student who has had little or no training in dance. It provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply basic dance techniques and vocabulary, as well as learn the historical context and diversity in dance, through aerobic and anaerobic activities. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment, as well as, correct anatomical definitions. Elements of movement (space, time, and force) and the principals of composition (balance, variety, repetition, and form) will be explored in a variety of dance genres and period styles. This course will utilize both dance and traditional exercise activities to build strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance, resulting in an awareness of the human body in motion, expressing emotion and drama. Injury prevention, health, and diet for the dancer will also be covered.
Physical Techniques for 9th & 10th Dance, Theatre, and Music