PE100 Physical Education Fall or Spring: 1 semester: 1.25 units
There is a rotating schedule for Physical Education classes. This allows students to be exposed to numerous activities to create interest in some individual or team sport that may become life-long activities.
All students physically able shall be required to participate in physical education activities during each semester they are enrolled in school except as otherwise provided in this paragraph. A minimum of one-eighth unit each semester is required. A 12th-grade student who meets the requirements of this paragraph may be excused from the PE requirement by the principal, if the parent/guardian requests in writing that the student be excused from the PE requirement. A student wishing to be excused from the PE requirement must seek to be excused in order to enroll in academic courses not otherwise available to the student, or be enrolled or participating in one of the following:
– a cooperative or work-study program or other educational program authorized by the school which requires the student to leave the school premises for specified periods of time during the day
– an organized and supervised athletic program which requires at least as much participation per week as one-eighth unit of PE
A student is not required to enroll in either PE or Health courses if a parent/guardian files a written statement with the principal that the course conflicts with religious beliefs. Students in grades 9-11 may be excused from the PE requirement in order to enroll in academic courses not otherwise available to the student if the board of directors or authorities of the school determine that students may be permitted to be excused from the PE requirement. A student may be excused by the principal, in consultation with the guidance counselor, for up to one semester per year, if the parent/guardian requests in writing that the student be excused from the requirement. The student seeking to be excused must, at some time during the period for which the excuse is sought, participate in physical activity for 120 minutes per week and sign off on the Healthy Kids Act waiver form.
Physical Education activities shall emphasize leisure time activities which will benefit the student outside the school environment and after graduation from high school.
PE005 Health I (grade 10) Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
This course is required for graduation, and recommended in the sophomore year. It includes the study of spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental and social health, as well as infectious diseases and preventive measures. Reproductive health, mental disorders, nutrition and illegal substances will also be discussed.
PE006 Health II (grade 10) Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
This course, not required for graduation, includes elements of Health I but with the option of more individualized reading and research. It also includes units on safety, first aid, consumer health and health-related careers.