PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES (ALL Academies)

Physical Education is a required course for grades 9 (2 semesters). Elective PE classes may be taken only after successful completion of required PE courses. The dominant aim of this program is to help students gain command over their own body, understand the importance of exercise, and to accept the challenge to improve their skills and fitness to their greatest potential. Students are provided with a variety of activities that will give them opportunities for individual success. Instruction is given in various sports areas to help students improve their skills.


AEROBICS and WEIGHT TRAINING

Students will have an opportunity to continue an exercise program using step aerobic dance, resistance bands/tubing, running, flexibility training, rope jumping, etc. With the instructor’s help, each student will be able to work at their own rate of progress. Students will design a personal fitness program as a part of the course requirement. This course may only be taken once. (Required prerequisite: completion of 2 semesters PE/Health 9)


PE / HEALTH 9 – 2 semesters(Required)

A. Individual sports, team sports, and fitness are components of both semesters. Understanding why exercise is vital to good health will be practiced and emphasized.

B. Fitness testing (Dearborn Public Schools – 7 fitness tests) will be a component of both semesters of PE/Health 9. Students will have the opportunity in class to practice and improve upon their flexibility, agility, cardiovascular endurance and strength in preparation for the testing as well as for the purpose of developing and maintaining personal physical health.

C. A health unit, as mandated by the State of Michigan, will be held in each of the two semesters. The program will consist of the following topics: conflict resolution, nutrition/diet, substance awareness, problems solving and HIV/AIDS, STI education.

D. Swimming is a requirement of PE/Health 9. Medical documentation from a licensed physician must be provided at the start of the school year if the student has a medical condition that prevents them from swimming. A substitute activity will be arranged for students with medical restrictions.


PE / HEALTH 9 GIRLS

This group of students will follow the same format as the class of their age group. Due to religious beliefs the girls will be separated from the boys. Swimming is required.


PE/HEALTH 10-12

See PE/Health 9 sections A, B, and C for details. This course may only be taken one semester.


PE/HEALTH 10-12 Boys (EFHS, FHS)

See PE/Health 9 sections A, B, and C for details. This course may only be taken one semester.


PE/HEALTH 10-12 Girls (EFHS, FHS)

See PE/Health 9 sections A, B, and C for details. This course may only be taken one semester.


REC SPORTS 1

During the first semester, students will have an opportunity to improve their strength and fitness, volleyball and tennis skills and participate at a more competitive level. Individual and team techniques of power volleyball and tennis will be taught and utilized in game situations This course may only be taken once. (Required prerequisite: successful completion of 2 semesters PE / Health 9)


REC SPORTS 2

Second semester will allow students to develop and practice the skills of basketball through identification, demonstration and drill work. Students will also learn basketball officiating through study of the NFHS basketball rules publication and the application of acquired knowledge in class game settings. Students will have the opportunity to improve their level of fitness. This course may only be taken once. (Required prerequisite: successful completion of 2 semesters of PE / Health 9)


SPORTS TECH

During this course, the student will participate in weight-lifting, agility, conditioning and skilled development drills aimed at furthering his/her skills as an athlete. To emphasize the responsibilities associated with the “student athlete”, ACT preparation, NCAA clearinghouse requirements, college admissions procedures, drug/alcohol prevention and steroid abuse will be covered. With department permission, students of sophomore or junior standing may take this course a maximum of two times.


TEAM SPORTS

Floor hockey, touch football, softball, basketball, volleyball, team handball, speedball, soccer, lacrosse, and water polo are possibilities. Facility and equipment availability as well as student interest will determine specific sports to be covered during the semester. Students will have the opportunity to improve their level of fitness. This course may only be taken once. (Required prerequisite: completion of 2 semesters PE 9/Health)