602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Health & PE Curriculum

Physical Education A

Physical Education A continues the emphasis on Health related fitness and developing the skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity. This program includes skill development and the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty in at least three of the following different movement forms: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition), (2) aerobic exercise, (3) team sports, (4) individual and dual sports, (5) gymnastics, (6) outdoor pursuits, (7) self-defense, (8) aquatics, (9) dance, and (10) recreational games. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations.

Physical Education B

Physical Education B emphasizes a personal commitment to lifetime activity and fitness for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction. This course provides students with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. It includes at least three different movement forms without repeating those offered in Physical Education I. Movement forms may include: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), (2) aerobic exercise, (3) team sports, (4) individual and dual sports, (5) gymnastics, (6) outdoor pursuits, (7) self-defense, (8) aquatics, (9) dance, and (10) recreational games. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluation. This course will also include a discussion of related careers.

Department Assistant

This one trimester per year of School Service in the in Life Guarding to qualify. Students must apply to the department head.

Elective Physical Education

This course is for students who desire to continue their physical fitness. Students will develop their own physical training schedule (weight and aerobic training). Individual lifetime activities such as, golf, tennis, and bowling will augment this program. Students will be accommodated as needed. Six semesters can be taken. PE-A and PE-B are prerequisites.

Health

High School Health Education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to student health and well-being. This course includes the major content areas in a planned, sequential, comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Indiana Health Education Standards Guide: (1) Growth and Development; (2) Mental and Emotional Health; (3) Community and Environmental health; (4) Nutrition; (5) Family Life; (6) Consumer health; (7) Personal Health; (8) Alcohol, Tobacco, and other drugs; (9) Intentional and Unintentional Injury; and (19) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effect of health behaviors on an individual's quality of life. This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. A variety of instructional strategies, including technology, are used to further develop health literacy.

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