Physical Education (PE), Health and Driver Education courses fulfill the PE/Health requirements for graduation.
Students take 5 credits of PE/Health each year in high school (9th grade - 3 quarters of PE, 1 quarter of Health 9;10th grade - 3 quarters of PE, 1 quarter of Driver Ed; 11th grade - 3 quarters of PE, 1 quarter of Health 11; 12th grade - 3 quarters of PE, 1 quarter of Health 12). It is the student’s responsibility to inform their counselor and teacher immediately if they are enrolled in a health or driver education course that they previously completed and passed. There are no exemptions, substitutions or waivers in physical education. Courses in physical education are assessed for participation, skills and cognitive knowledge. Some course assessments include the use of heart rate monitor technology to measure time spent in target heart rate and video movement analysis to capture peer and self-assessments. Courses in health education are assessed with individual and group assessments and projects.
Students do not select specific PE courses as part of the prior year course selection process. Your schedule will automatically be loaded with one quarter (1.25 cr) of the appropriate Health/Driver Ed for grade level (Health 9, Driver Ed 10, Health 11, Health 12) and three quarters (1.25 cr each = 3.75 cr total) of a Phys Ed holding code. On the first day of each quarter that you have a Phys Ed holding code on your schedule, you are to report to the auditorium during that period to make your Phys Ed selection for the quarter.
If you have been approved for Option 2 for a quarter of Phys Ed (this would be showing on your schedule as a study hall for the quarter plus an Option 2 code), then you need not report to the auditorium on the first day of the quarter. Instead, report to the study hall showing on your schedule.