Course DescriptionGrade 9Physical fitness, wellness, and safety express the goals of this discipline.Students in grades 9-12 participate in co-educational curriculum in PhysicalEducation and Health.In the Physical Education curriculum, students participate in activities whichprovide:1. Opportunities and challenges for students to gain and to maintain theknowledge and procedural techniques for physical fitness conditioning;2. a variety of team and individual sports to give students a wide basis forchoosing lifetime recreational pursuits;3. experience to enhance such social growth and developmental skills asloyalty, decision-making, camaraderie, cooperation, and a sense ofsportsmanship;4. a means of achievement, accomplishment, and success;5. the programs meet and exceed state mandates.6. Adventure Games incorporates activities that increase self-esteem andself-confidence, enhances problem-solving skills, and develops skillsnecessary for working within a group.The Physical Education curriculum progresses from larger motor activitiesthrough team play to an emphasis on the development of lifetime sports.The Physical Education/Health program emphasizes physical fitness,lifetime skills, sportsmanship and team work. Knowledge of body systems,building positive self-esteem, and the development of lifelong health andsafety habits are stressed and integrated with other curriculum areas andspecial events. The overall goal is to offer challenging and varied programsthat are responsive to the community and to the student’s needs.