High School - Health/Physical Education
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The Southern Regional High School Health Education and Physical Education Department offers a combination of physical education classes, health instruction, and training in driver education. Each marking period is a separate course worth 1.25 credits with a yearly total of 5 credits.
The physical education classes provide a wide variety of co-educational activities designed to provide both physical fitness and a foundation in lifetime sports. A progression in skill level and knowledge of physical activities will be emphasized beginning in the freshman year and continuing through the senior year. A selection of team sports, individual and dual sports, rhythm and dance, and gymnastics is offered. A major focus of all classes is physical fitness for a healthy life.
In the ninth grade the students encounter a variety of activities on a seasonal plan of participation with an emphasis on developing fundamental skills. One marking period will consist of the Project Adventure Experience.
The Southern Regional Project Adventure Experience includes the Ropes Course, a model renowned around the state. It provides a challenging and supportive atmosphere enhancing the development of one’s self-esteem, self confidence, personal growth, and physical health. Students gain insight through a concrete task-oriented approach to problem solving.
During each year one marking period is devoted to health education with the exception of the sophomore year when one marking period is spent in Driver Education Theory. In the health classes a wide range of topics are handled dealing with both physical and mental health. Health classes stay abreast with our complex changing society. Instruction in the senior year stresses interpersonal relationships and many of the skills needed to function in a family and community.
The Driver Education Theory class is a required course for 10th grade students. A driver simulator is used extensively to imitate actual driving conditions, and the students are prepared to take the New Jersey written test for a license.
Project Adventure Website
New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards - http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/