The Physical Education Department at Greenville Senior High School offers Physical Education I; which is a state required course for Graduation. Our program also has an elective Fitness and Weight Training II and III courses that are offered after students have successfully completed Physical Education I.
The Physical Education Program is student centered; designed to allow each student the opportunity to develop the knowledge and the skills necessary to maintain a physically active and healthy lifestyle, and to meet the state standards required for Physical Education I.
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Students will be involved in four Performance Indicators in Physical Education I. The four Performance Indicators are required by the State Department of Education in order to meet the standards This is a state required course for graduation.
Performance Indicator One
Greenville High Physical Education department will make all efforts to give our students sufficient variety of movement activities in our PEI program from which each student can choose to accommodate her/his interest and ability level in two movement forms. We offer several movement forms from which students choose to be assessed. These activities are based on if the students are likely to use the skills developed in the program as a young adult and adult. We also will make every effort to give each student sufficient time to develop competency in the movement form they choose. Students will be videoed demonstrating their form skills and graded by the Rubric Scale designed for the particular movement form. Students will also take cognitive written test.
Performance Indicator Two
Students in Physical Education I at Greenville High are required to design and develop their own appropriate personal physical fitness program to achieve a desirable level of personal fitness for an active lifestyle. This means that each student should be able to identify a desirable level of personal fitness using the appropriate health-related components indicators for their age and gender. Then, beginning with an accurate assessment of their own current levels of fitness and working safely toward reasonable goals with an appropriate time line, involving studies from the textbook Personal Fitness, Looking Good and Feeling Good as a guide, teacher instructions, lab work in and out of class, appropriate types of activities, each student should be able to design and develop an appropriate personal fitness program in writing. Each student will also take a cognitive written test. Students may work on this project across the semester until they reach a desirable level of personal fitness. Most important, each student will have the information and facts they will need to carry this information into adult hood to be healthy and continue to have a physically active lifestyle.
Performance Indicator Three
Each student in Physical Education I at Greenville High is required to participate regularly in health enhancing physical education activities outside the physical education class daily/weekly for the semester. Each student will keep a six weeks log of these outside of class activities, fill out a Student Confirmation Activity Participation Form, and the teachers will fill out the Performance Indicator Three Teacher Confirmation Sheet. Parents are strongly encouraged to get involved with their student's personal fitness programs and to participate in family projects. These criteria can be met through opportunities in the school and the community as well as through independently designed programs of activities. Activities that normally produce moderate levels of physical fitness.
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Performance Indicator Four
Each student in the Physical Education I class at Greenville High are required to meet the age and gender group health-related fitness standards for the FITNESSGRAM TEST. We use the first test at the beginning of the program as a base line score to assist students in learning where they are in regard to the HEALTH FITNESS ZONE of the FITNESSGRAM. Each student participates several times during the semester to assess if their program is helping them to meet their goals for the final test at the end of the semester. There are five indicators that will be used to assess our students and for them to assess themselves:
Physical Education II & Physical Education III
Physical Education II & PE III courses are electives. Each student has several classes they can choose to take to further develop their knowledge and skills in health, fitness, sports and driver training. The choices are Aerobic/Dancercise, Basketball, Football, Softball, Baseball, and Weight Training. PE I must be completed before electing a PE II course. Health courses offered are Personal Health for one quarter and Community Health and Safety (CPR and First Aid Certification) for another quarter. Drivers Education is also offered as a quarter course.