La Quinta Physical Education
Physical education significantly contributes to students’ well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for California schools and an integral part of our students’ educational experience. High-quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves students’ self-confidence, and provides opportunities for increased levels of physical fitness that are associated with high academic achievement.
CaliforniaHigh School Physical Education Over-Arching Content Standards
Standard 1: Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.
Standard 3: Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and socio-logical concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Course Descriptions, Grading, And Expectations
Physical Education is a required class during your freshman and sophomore years of high school (two year graduation requirement). We offer special classes of badminton, weight training, and body sculpting to all sophomores and encourage juniors and seniors to select physical education as an elective class. Within our department our education focuses on passing and excelling in the 5 components of fitness while exposing you to a variety of activities will help you develop fitness, sportsmanship, respect for yourself and others, sports skills, and values that support participation in physical fitness and sport.
Course Descriptions (High School Course 3f)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardio respiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of core strength training, aerobic training, program design, program implementation, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn weight training concepts and techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardio respiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of weight training, program development, program implementation, journal keeping, aerobic training , and overall fitness training and conditioning. Course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.
Grading is determined by and accumulation of (-) points. Students will start each quarter with an “A” grade. Participation, attendance, effort, mile times (mile log), fitness tests,various unit assignments, and personal fitness notebook (freshman/non special classes) will determine your final grade. Written makeup work is required to earn points lost due to lack of participation. You can also lose points for the following: non-suits, poor participation, incomplete assignments, tardiness, truancy, and poor test scores. Active participation is the basis for your success in this course. It is expected that you are dressed everyday, and take an active roll in the development of lifetime fitness education, learn to collaborate with your neighbors, and develop a sense of good sportsmanship.
General Grading Breakdown
This may include but not limited to any work asked to be completed
outside of class, which may include logs, assignments, web research,
physical education practice, ect..
20%FORMATIVE ASSESMENTS (Monitoring)
This may include but not limited to cardiovascular endurance (mile),
notebook checks, independent/group work, quizzes and essays,
This may include butnot limited to any physical fitness tests
(Fitness Gram), participation, projects, skills tests,and essays,
Work Habits / Citizenship
-Relates to a students conduct in the class
-Relates to attendance, completion of assignments, and use of class time.
- All P.E. students will be required to wear a P.E. uniform. Freshman will be required to have their uniforms labeled with their first and last name clearly written on the front.
- Cost of the uniform is $8 (includes shorts and a shirt)
- Tennis shoes and socks are also required on a daily basis.
- Do not share you uniform with another student.
- Do not wear you school cloths to P.E. class
- If you forget you cloths at home loaners will be available with you ID card, and points will be deducted from you grade.
- YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DRESS FOR P.E. EVERYDAY!!! Non-suits are referred directly to the assistant principal.
- You are to take you cloths home to wash on Friday, or the last day of the school week.
Locks and Lockers
- All P.E. students must purchase a La Quinta P.E. lock. Locks are sold for $11.
- All P.E. students will be assigned their own lock after a lock has been purchased.
- DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOCKERWITH ANOTHER STUDENT.
- DO NOT GIVE ANYONE YOUR LOCKER COMBINATION.
- Any lock that is not a La Quinta lock WILL be cut off (student will have to replace it).
- Do not bring anything into the locker room that has value (i.e. money, jewelry, ipod, ect).
- Do not leave anything of value inside you locker during class. If you must bring something to class have you teacher hold it for you.
- Double check you locker to make sure it is locked before you leave.
- Food and drink are NOT allowed in the locker room.
- Tall lockers may be use ONLY during the period that you have P.E., you must return all of you belongings into you small locker before you leave.
- Do not stand on the benches.
- You will have 5 minutes after the tardy bell to get dressed and be on you roll number outside.
Physical Education is a participation-based class, in which all students have an opportunity to excel.