Physical Education is pumping – the heart, that is. Whether choosing to be fit, learning a new game, developing specific skills or just having fun with friends, movement is at the heart of leading a physically active lifestyle
The goal of the Academy Physical Education Department is to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. Empowering students to take control of their personal fitness is a primary goal of the Physical Education program.
A physically literate individual:
- Demonstrates competency in a variety of skills.
- Applies knowledge of movement concepts and principles.
- Demonstrates a health-enhancing level of fitness.
- Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior.
- Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge and self-expression.
The Physical Education Department encourages students to experience a variety of activities that complement their personal interests and challenge them physically.
Two credits are required for graduation. There are four categories from which students may choose to earn their credits: In School (ISPE), After School (ASPE), Athletics (ILH), and Summer School.
All students are required to take Lifetime Fitness. It is a fitness-related course, offered during regular school hours as well as during summer school and must be completed by the end of the tenth grade year.
It is highly recommended Lifetime Fitness be taken before any ISPE course. Students may not take two ISPE courses concurrently.