Physical Education

Bill Bowe

Physical Education Lead Teacher

Mr. William Bowe

Kids out to play

We believe that physical activity should be a vital part of each and everyone’s life style. Study after study indicate that lifelong health is directly related to an

individual’s attention to lifelong physical activity. CA Physical Education will utilize a variety of activities (team, individual, lifetime and aquatics) to assiststudents to raise fitness levels and improve skill development as well as create an awareness of enjoyment through exercise and positive choices. Our hope is that students will seek to participate in these activities for the rest of their lives.

We strongly encourage every student to become involved in a school club or activity, an athletic team, and to participate fully in Physical Education to maximize personal fitness levels. These opportunities will allow a student to work on fitness levels and improve their lifelong wellness skill.

Our responsibility, as a department, is not only to educate students physically and mentally, but also to teach students to conduct themselves with great character. Students will be guided to treat each other with respect and understanding. Sportsmanship as a participant, as a teammate, and as an observer will be a focus of our curriculum each year.

Primary Elementary School

Our department will teach your child many of the physical, cognitive and social skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our mission is to teach students about the importance of personal health and lifetime fitness. It is recognized that developing and practicing positive decision making in terms of personal fitness and wellness are inherent in leading a happy, healthy and productive life. A wide variety of activities are utilized to support the development of a Physically Educated Student. Emphasis is placed on advancing mutual respect, understanding of individual differences, sportsmanship and fair play.

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Middle School

The objectives of the Middle School Physical Education Program is to give students the opportunity to participate in a variety of team and individual sports. To develop self-confidence, self-respect and respect for others through sport activities. We also develop a students’ appreciation of physical fitness and wellness. And lastly, to promote sportsmanship and knowledge of how sport and physical activities relate to a healthy lifestyle.

High School

The overall objective of the Academy Physical Education program is to create, teach, and apply healthy lifestyles.

Physical Education is an integral part of the total program at the Academy. Students must earn two credits of physical education in order to fulfill graduation requirements. Students participate in Physical Education on an alternating day basis. Adaptive Physical Education is available for students with handicapping conditions as specified in the IEP.

The Physical Education program is modified on a yearly basis in order to introduce students to a variety of sports and lifetime recreational activities. There is an aquatics component to all Physical Education courses both in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Students who fail to fulfill the Physical Education requirement during the school year will be encouraged to earn the required credit in summer session if the program is available.

9TH/10TH GRADE BOYS Physical Education

Full Year ½ unit Grades 9-10

This course is broken down into a Fall and Spring program in which students will earn .25 credits per semester. Units will include: Aquatics: Water Safety & Rescue, Physical Fitness, Archery, Badminton, Pickleball, Golf, Aerial Football, Soccer, Softball, Speedball, Square Dancing, Project Adventure, Team Handball, Floor Hockey, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Training and Wellness.

9TH/10TH GRADE GIRLS Physical Education

Full Year ½ unit Grades 9-10

This course is broken down into a Fall and Spring program in which students will earn .25 credits per semester. Units will include: Aerobics, Aquatics: Water Safety & Rescue, Physical Fitness, Archery, Badminton, Golf, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Basketball, Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Speedball, Square Dancing, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Training and Wellness.

Fitness

Half Year ¼ unit Grades 11-12

Students will participate in a variety of activities based on improvement and maintenance of personal fitness level. Students will learn and participate in cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, nutrition and mental health activities throughout the semester. Student will develop a personal fitness plan that will stay with them for a lifetime. Possible activities may include: Aerobics, Aquatics, Core Training, Plyometrics, Weight Training, Body Composition, Nutrition, Exercise Bands and Balls, Flexibility, Yoga and Pilates.

Individual / Dual Activities

Half Year ¼ unit Grades 11-12

Students will participate in a variety of activities that are based around the individual play. Students will learn rules, strategies, scoring, refereeing and etiquette throughout the semester. Fair play will be stressed during each activity. Possible activities may include: Pickleball, Tennis, Frisbee, Golf, Aquatics, Archery, Badminton, Project Adventure, Table Tennis and Lawn Games.

Outdoor Education

Half Year ¼ unit Grades 11-12

Students will participate in a variety of activities that are done in the outdoors. Students will learn skills, safety, maintenance and etiquette throughout the semester. Students will develop a sense of respect and appreciation for activities done in an outdoor setting. Possible activities may include: Project Adventure and Cooperative Games, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Backpacking, Camping, Snow Shoeing, Aquatics, Archery, Orienteering, Shelter Building and Outdoor Games.

Team Games

Half Year ¼ unit Grades 11-12

Students will participate in a variety of activities that are team oriented. Students will learn rules, strategies, scoring, skills and etiquette throughout the semester. Cooperation and teamwork will be stressed during each activity. Possible activities may include: Soccer, Aerial Football, Basketball, Speedball, Volleyball, Aquatics, Team Handball, Floor Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee and Softball.