Physical Education General Goals for middle school students are to be able to demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms, apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills, exhibit a physically active lifestyle, achieve and maintain a
health-enhancing level of physical fitness, demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings, demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings, and understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
All students are required to take Physical Education all four years in order to satisfy NYS requirement for a high school diploma. Physical Education is required annually for all students during their tenure in high school. Two credits are required for graduation.
Our physical education curriculum provides the students with opportunities to engage in cooperative games, lifelong fitness activities, net and racquet sports, team sports, alternative program, and varsity option. The primary focus is to make fitness based concepts a consistent routine throughout the year and more importantly a student’s everyday life.
As a result of the Physical Education program, our students will learn how to use a variety of Fitness concepts to increase lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. The physical education program includes a variety of activities with an emphasis on personal fitness designated to promote growth in skill, knowledge, and appreciation of an active, healthy lifestyle. An emphasis is placed on the instruction of skills and activities that reflect current trends in fitness and active lifestyles.