Physical Education Electives (MS)

Middle School: In either 7th or 8th grade, students will take PE001 or Beginning Jazz Dance to meet the middle school Physical Education requirement. Students entering Grade 8 who already took PE001 or Beginning Jazz Dance may take PE003 or Advanced Jazz Dance if they choose, but not required)

PE006 6th Grade Physical Education

This class presents a wide array of topics related to physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle while at the same time integrating instruction and practice in basics of various team sports. Students will learn how to assess their own fitness levels, and based on this assessment, they will be able to design their own personal fitness program focusing on a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. Students are expected to perform at their own level of physical fitness as well as make significant gains in their level of fitness throughout the course.

PE001 Physical Education (7th-8th Grade)

This course includes two complementary components. The classroom health component addresses Arizona State Standards for health education, including fitness, nutrition, disease prevention, personal health behaviors, and many others in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. The physical application component will include exercise as well as instruction and practice in basics of various team sports. Students will be expected to participate actively in both components of the course and follow guidelines regarding appropriate clothing for physical activity, safety issues, and proper use of gym equipment and space.
Prerequisite: None

PE003 Sports/Physical Education (8th-9th Grade)

Intended for students in Grades 8 and 9, this class offers a higher level of competition and skill development than PE001. Previous athletic experience or participation in team sports is preferred.