Physical Education is part of a K-12, vertically aligned curriculum designed to graduate students who are college and career ready to live a long and healthy lifestyle. Students are introduced to a variety of skills to build a foundation of fundamental movement skills while focusing on knowledge and skills for a lifetime of physical activity. Learning activities are designed to develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence.
The Physical Education program includes a variety of different courses all aimed towards students developing a foundation for lifelong healthy living. Each grade level receives Physical Education instruction aligned to Missouri Learning Standards.
Physical Education is offered to middle school students at each grade as a requirement. Course length and offering is depending on individual school requirements determined by the site-based management process. Outdoor Awareness is also offered as an elective.
Physical Education is offered to high school students as an elective course and fulfills the state and local graduation requirements. The high school curriculum offers the following courses:
- Physical Education 1
- Individual / Dual Sports
- Team Sports
- Personal Fitness
- Outdoor Living
- Goal 1: Teachers will employ instruction practices that engage learners in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 50 percent of instructional time.
- Goal 2: Through participation in Physical Education, students will be college and career ready.
- Goal 3: Through participation in Physical Education, students will progress on their journey towards physical literacy.
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Health Education is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of health information while developing skills necessary to make health enhancing behaviors. The purpose of this course is to help students gain the necessary knowledge to make sound health decisions regarding their personal health and wellness. Instruction may include units covering mental health, heart disease, CPR, cancer and carcinogenic agents, reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, personal health care, and chronic and infectious diseases. Students will be encouraged to apply learned skills and knowledge into their life experiences. This course is also aligned to Missouri Learning Standards.
Health Education is offered to middle school students at each grade as a requirement. High School students have a graduate requirement of a ½ credit of Health. Course length and offering is depending on individual school requirements determined by the site-based management process.
Through participation in Health Education:
- Goal 1: students will progress on their journey towards Health literacy.
- Goal 2: maintain positive health behaviors.
- Goal 3: Address risky and unhealthy behaviors.
- Goal 4: Delay onset of use or experimentation with risky and unhealthy behaviors.
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