Physical Education Department

Course Descriptions
Physical Education
This course includes both individual and team physical education activities. The content of physical education includes the effects of physical activity upon dynamic health, mechanics of body movement, aquatics, gymnastics and tumbling, individual and dual sports, rhythms and dance, team and combative sports. All courses are conducted in a co-educational, inclusive manner. Emphasis is placed on coordination, balance, speed, endurance, reaction time, cardiovascular endurance, and teamwork. Completion of 20 units of physical education are necessary to graduate.
    • Course #13010 (Grade 9); Course #13030 (Grade 10-12)
    • Graduation Credit: Physical Ed
    • UC/CSU: None
Sports PE - For information on 2021-22 Sports PE
Available to sophomores who participated on at least two competitive school-based CIF approved sports teams as freshmen during the previous year, earned a 'C' or higher in their 9th Grade Physical Education class, and passed 5 out of 6 of the Physical Fitness Tests (PFTs). 10th Grade students enrolled in Sports PE are expected to participate in two school-based CIF approved competitive sports during their sophomore year in order to receive 10 units of credit towards their Physical Education graduation requirement. Sports PE students must maintain academic eligibility—earning a 2.0 GPA or higher.
    • Prerequisite: 
      • Sports PE candidates must have fully participated in at least two competitive school-based CIF approved sports teams during their freshmen year. 
      • Students must have earned a ‘C’ or higher in their 9th Grade Physical Education class.
      • As a freshman, must have passed five out of six standards of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
    • Graduation Credit: Physical Education
    • UC/CSU: None
Elective Physical Education (PE)
Students who have successfully completed two years of physical education may take Elective Physical Education. This class focuses on lifelong fitness, recreation activities, and weight training with emphasis on strength building and conditioning.
    • Prerequisite: Two years of physical education.
    • UC/CSU: None
Elective Physical Education (Total Fitness)
This course is for students who have successfully completed two years Physical Education. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to develop and maintain ongoing health and fitness beyond high school. Course activities will emphasize enhancing student cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Students will participate in an advanced study of yoga, Pilates, swimming, body weight exercises, and other aerobic activities previously introduced In Physical Education.
    • Prerequisite: Two years of Physical Education
    • Graduation Credit: Electives
    • UC/CSU: None