Physical Education Department

The Physical Education curriculum focuses on the physical, social and emotional needs of each student.

A variety of team, individual and life time activities are offered and students are required to take an active part in each class, meet the minimal skill requirements in each activity and pass a written test in the area. In addition to the required four years of physical education, health and driver education courses must also be taken by each student.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION (9-12) Required Course Credits 1.0
The Physical Education curriculum consists of a variety of team, individual, and lifetime activities. All students are required to take an active part in each class, meet the minimum skill requirements in each activity and pass a fitness test in each area. The course is designed to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of each student. The following activities are taught:
Middle School: 3 Credits 

FItness Basics 

Cooperative Activities

Movement Education/Rhythm


Grade 9 Year: 3 Credits

Fitness Basics

Fitness Tests

Workout Routines- Aerobics


Stretching/Injury Prevention

Grade 10: 3 Credits

New Games/Cooperative Activities


Intro to Weights 



Grade 11: 3 Credits

Agility/Power training 

Student Aerobic Routines

Weight Lifting/Resistance Training

Cardio Kickboxing

Grade 12: 3 Credits

Yoga / Pilates | Stretching- static and foam rolling | Core Training | Circuit Training | Dance-Zumba | HIIT

Health MS (7&8) Required Course Credits 1.0
Health education is a planned, sequential curriculum designed to help students develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to maintain and improve health, prevent disease, and avoid or modify health risk behaviors. This course will be broken down into four units focused on aspects of health that will prepare middle school students for adolescence and adulthood.  Units include: mental and emotional health, personal health and physical activity, body systems, and family and social health.
771 HEALTH I (9) Required Course Credits 1.0
Health I is a semester course that will examine the relationship between healthy eating habits and wellness. It also includes a medically based program entitled, “Choosing the Best Journey” which teaches the necessary information for making an educated choice when confronted with issues related to sexuality. Topics include an introduction to Nutrition, STDs, Risks, and Pressures Associated with Sexual Activity, and Being Assertive. In addition, students are required to do a project, either the Baby Think It Over assignment or a research paper on course-related issues.
713 Driver’s Education (10) Required Course Credits 1.0
This course includes a discussion of safe driving habits, consequences of drinking and driving, driving skills, rules of the road, and basic car maintenance. Students are prepared for the New Jersey written test. Students will learn about car insurance, car purchasing/leasing, and researching car reliability and safety features. Students will be required to complete a group project
752 Health 3 (11) Required Course Credits 1.0
This course will bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse. The course will involve defining specific drugs and their effects. Students will learn how drugs negatively impact all aspects of life, including school, work, and their relationships with family and friends. Students will be given all the facts to enable them to make educated decisions involving drug use without being influenced by peer pressure. Students will also learn about the dangers of alcohol and tobacco.
714 HEALTH IV (12) Required Course Credits 1.0
This course helps students to establish a strong desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle by giving them exposure to the many topics that affect their health and well-being. Also included is a mini First-Aid course. Topics include HIV/AIDS as a global problem, Safety, Healthy Relationships, Mental Health, and Stress.

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