Physical Education

9th Grade Health & PE

Course Description

Physical Education instruction emphasizes participation in lifetime fitness activities as a basis for personal wellness. The course focuses on helping students to improve physical fitness and skills and to acquire an appreciation for physical recreation and sports. The health portion of the course includes information concerning prevention and control of disease, consumer health, physiology of exercise, family life education, and effects of alcohol, and other drugs. Students receive a semester of instruction in first aid and are trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 

10th Grade Health & PE/ Drivers Ed

Course Description

Physical Education instruction focuses on progressive development in physical fitness, individual and team skills, and recreational activities that promote personal wellness. Health instruction focuses on mental health and family life education, including parenting and aging. Driver Education utilizes the state’s Curriculum Guide for Driver Education in Virginia and includes two phases: classroom and on-the-road instruction. Knowledge, attitude, and skills that are vital to safe driving behaviors are emphasized.