Health and Physical Education and Driver’s Education
Health -Grade 8 Course# 507. This course is primarily a drug awareness course with a blend of nutrition and wellness. The main component of this course is to address topics ranging from recreational drugs to prescription medications.
Health I – GRADE 10 Course# 509. The primary goal of this Health course is designed to enhance the awareness and knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices. Students will learn about sexuality, sex and the media, male and female reproductive systems, contraceptives, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Students will also learn about the Cardiovascular System, CPR and have the opportunity to become CPR certified. To finish out the school year the students will learn about the different classifications of drugs.
Physical Education - GRADES 7, 8 Boys Course# 501 Girls- Course# 500. Physical education classes are directed toward maximum participation, with the emphasis on the impact that physical activities have on the students' health in the present and future. Students in grades 7 & 8 are exposed to a variety of activities including; team, individual, and lifelong sports. Additionally, basic and fundamental movement skills will be taught so that once students enter high school, they will recognize the importance of physical activity.
Physical Education - GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12 Boys- Course# 503 Girls- Course# 502 High school physical education classes are directed toward maximum participation, with the emphasis on the impact that physical activities have on the students' health in the present and the future. Students will be building on their knowledge from the 7th and 8th grade curriculum by demonstrating advanced motor skills, and applying them to team and individual activities. Our goal is that following high school, student’s will recognize the importance of physical activity and apply these skills to a lifetime of physical activity.
*(New) Advanced Physical Education-This course is designed for the serious student athlete. The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to participate in a strength training program which includes free weights and body weight activities. Students will also design a specific weight training program which will help prepare them for competitive sports and encourage them to develop a lifetime commitment to physical fitness. Admittance to class must meet with the PE teacher’s approval.
Prerequisite: Students must play a minimum of two sports.
Driver Education- Course# 510. Our Driver Education program consists of 30 hours of Driver’s Theory and 6 hours of Behind the Wheel Skill Building. Students will have the opportunity to examine Pennsylvania's signs, signals, pavement markings, seat belt laws, everyday driving skills, and special circumstances and emergencies. These courses are designed to prepare students to take the Pennsylvania driver's examination and obtain a Pennsylvania driver's license. This program is completely free with no charge to parents.