• Students need 2 credits in Health & Physical Education, for either a Standard Diploma or an Advance Studies Diploma. 
     
    Health and Physical Education 9 (PE) 440000
    Grade 9 Credit: 1
    Prerequisite:None
    Students are offered a variety of challenging activities with an emphasis on incorporating the five components of fitness and the application of the scientific principles of anatomy and physiology into a fitness plan.High School Health and Physical Education is scheduled for one block every other day. Students begin to develop personal choices for preferred activities that include cooperative games, individual and dual sports,team sports, rhythmic activities,physical fitness testing, and lifetime fitness and recreational activities. The 9th grade health curriculum includes topics such as personal fitness and nutrition;stress and mental health;sleep; alcohol,tobacco and drugs; gang involvement; endocrine system; body image and eating disorders;risk behaviors; consumer health and health agencies; global health issues; certification training in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid; community health; and the use of technology in making informed,healthy choices. Selected Family Life Education (FLE) topics are also included in this course.
     
    Health and Physical Education 10 450000
    Grade 10 Credit: 1
    Prerequisite:Health and PE 9
    Students are offered a variety of challenging activities with an emphasis on incorporating the five components of fitness and the application of the scientific principles of anatomy and physiology into a fitness plan.High School Health and Physical Education is scheduled for one block every other day.At this level students select preferred activities from a menu of activities, including cooperative games, individual and dual sports,team sports,rhythmic activities, and lifetime fitness and recreational activities. Physical fitness testing is also included in this course. The 10th grade health curriculum includes topics such as medical and health career opportunities; alcohol,tobacco, and other drugs; organ donation; nutrition and wellness planning;risk behaviors;sedentary lifestyle; cancer; chronic disease;suicide; need for medical screenings; crisis management plans for natural disasters; emotional health; peer pressure; and conflict resolution. Driver Education classroom instruction and selected Family Life Education (FLE) topics are also included in this course.
     
    Classroom Driver Education 453000
    Grade 10 Credit: 0
    Prerequisite:Health and PE 9
    This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction and the 90 minute Partners for Safe Teen Driving presentation.Classroom Driver Education includes topics such as motor vehicle laws, vehicle controls, influences on driver behavior, adverse conditions, responsible driving behaviors,time and space management, and basic maneuvers.This course follows the Virginia Standards of Learning for Driver Education classroom instruction. As mandated by the Virginia General Assembly,a 90-minute Partners for Safe Teen Driving presentation is also required for classroom completion.The parent/guardian and teen driver must attend this presentation together (§22.1-205 of the Code of Virginia). Students will not be issued a Driver Education classroom completion card (DEC-1) until this requirement is met.
     
    Advanced Physical Education I 460000
    Grades 11-12 Credit: 1
    Advanced Physical Education I 460700
    Grades 11-12 Credit: 0.5
    Prerequisite:Health and PE 10
    This elective course is designed for students who have an interest in maintaining overall fitness for life.Advanced PE promotes an appreciation of the benefits of lifetime physical fitness,with an emphasis placed on self-selection of activities that the student will be likely to continue for a lifetime. Students have the opportunity to develop an advanced level of proficiency in the following areas: individual and dual sports,team sports, weight training and conditioning, personal fitness,recreational activities, and rhythmic activities. Students also develop a fitness portfolio that includes personal fitness goals, nutrition, and healthy choices. This course may be offered in alternating years.
     
    Advanced Physical Education II 465000
    Grades 11-12 Credit: 1
    Advanced Physical Education II 465700
    Grades 11-12 Credit: 0.5
    Prerequisite:Health and PE 10
    This elective course focuses on the design and implementation of a personal fitness portfolio that includes dietary needs; personal fitness goals; physical activities that are self-selected and sustainable for a lifetime; ongoing fitness and nutrition assessments; understanding of target heart rate; use of fitness data; and daily activity logs that are designed to record physical activity in the moderate to vigorous range. Students may select physical activities from the following areas: individual and dual sports,team sports, weight training and conditioning, personal fitness,recreational activities, and rhythmic activities. This course may be offered in alternating years.