• Advanced PE/Weight Training


    Daniel Bruton


    919 (Football Office)



    Course Description:

    Weight Training provides an opportunity for students of all skill levels to enjoy being active while learning practical fitness principles, concepts, and techniques.  In addition to classroom instruction, which will explain the ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘why’ questions regarding personal fitness, the students will participate in activities to reinforce their learning.  Activities may include weight training, sport fitness, cardiovascular activities, circuit training, and fitness games and activities.


    Course Objectives:

    Mission Statement: Provide all students with the skills and knowledge to live healthy lifestyles

    Vision Mission: Develop Active, Healthy, Achieving Students


    Virginia Standards of Learning: Successful instruction in Advanced Physical Education is based on student achievement in the Virginia Standards of Learning:


    Advanced Physical Education Goals

    ·  Skilled Movement

    ·  Movement Principles and Concepts

    ·  Personal Fitness

    ·  Responsible Behaviors

    ·  Physically Active Lifestyle

    ·  Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental skills and patterns

    ·  Demonstrate competence in specialized movement forms

    ·  Understand and apply movement concepts and principles to improve motor skills

    ·  Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness in the five health-related areas of fitness

    ·  Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings

    ·  Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle within and outside of the physical education setting


    Materials Needed:

    Appropriate athletic attire


    Clorox/ Lysol Wipes




    1. Follow Directions
    2. Use the fitness and sport equipment appropriately
    3. Be on Task
    4. Be Safe
    5. Be Respectful and Cooperative
    6. Practice Good Sportsmanship
    7. You are responsible for your own actions, behave in a way that you can be proud of!
    8. Come to class prepared and ready to participate.
    9. Keep valuables locked up in locker room.


    Grading for Physical Education:


    There will be a daily physical education grade of 20 points based on the physical education standards of learning.  Any additional assignments such as quizzes, tests, or class work given during Physical Education will be separate from the daily grade and given its own value of points.  Please note: students who are absent are required to earn their points for the day of their absence. This applies to both excused and unexcused absences from school. Please see your teacher for makeup assignments/activities.



    The Daily Physical Education Grade is based on the standards of learning listed below:


    Motor Skill Development (15 points)

    Standards: 9.1 The student will…

    9.1 a) demonstrate proficiency and refinement in locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills through appropriate activities.

    9.1 c) Apply the concepts of levers, force, motion, and rotation in a variety of activities.  

    9.1 f.) demonstrate competency in one or more specialized skills in health-related fitness activities.


    Social Development (5 points)

    Standard: 9.4 The student will…

    a.) demonstrate proper etiquette, respect for others, integrity, and teamwork while engaging in a variety of activities.

    e.) Apply communication skills and strategies that promote positive team/group dynamics.

    g.) Apply best practices for participating safely in physical activity setting. Including: injury prevention, use of equipment and implementation of rules.


    Physical Education Locker Room Policies and Procedures:

    1. Students are not permitted in the gymnasiums unless there is a teacher or staff member present. Please report to the designated area instructed by your teacher.
    2. Students are expected to behave responsibly while in the locker room always. Once a student is dressed they are expected to report to the designated area instructed by their teacher. Students are not allowed to hang out in the locker room. Any vandalism, fighting, unsafe conduct or other inappropriate behavior in the locker room will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in accordance to the school's discipline policy. If someone in the locker room is behaving inappropriately or someone is in the locker room that does not belong, notify a PE teacher immediately.
    3. Students are expected to keep the locker room clean always.
    4. No food or drinks are permitted at any time in the P.E. locker room.
    5. No video or audio recording devices are permitted in the locker room at any time.
    6. In season athletes are not allowed in the team locker room during regular school hours. Those athletes who wish to use the locker room during the season may do so before or after school. 
    7. Each student will have his/her own gym locker. Each student must know his/her own combination daily.  Students should never share their combination with another student.  Students should not share lockers.  No one can use another's locker for storage in any way.  Should there be a problem with a lock or locker, notify a physical education teacher immediately.
    8. Students are responsible for making sure their locker is closed & locked before leaving the PE locker room. Students should never leave items unsecured in the locker rooms. Students are responsible for their own belongings. Students are expected to secure all their clothes and personal items in a locked locker during Physical Education class.  The school is not responsible for missing or stolen items left unsecured.
    9. Lost or damaged PE locks must be reported to your teacher and a replacement lock will be issued. Students may be required to pay for lost or damaged PE locks.
    10. Teachers will clear out the locker room five minutes after the tardy bell. It will remain locked until the physical education classes are dismissed to get dressed. Tardy students must report to the gym for attendance.

    Grading for Classroom:


    1. Formative assessments will be used in the classroom setting. They will only be checked for completion, not accuracy.  The maximum value of a formative assessment will be 20 points.
    2. Summative assessments will count for most of the classroom grade. Summative assessments will range in value from 20 points to 100 points.  These can include tests, quizzes, take-home and in-class projects.   Rubrics will be provided for projects.
    3. Homework: Teachers may assign homework during classroom instruction.
      1. Homework is expected to be turned in on time and will be graded for completion.


    1. Any student that obtains below an 80% will have an opportunity to retake the assignment or assessment for a higher grade but cannot receive anything higher than an 80%.


    Classroom Expectations/Procedures:

    Physical Education Class Expectations:   

    To be prepared for class participation:

    • Change of workout attire which may consist of school appropriate shorts, sweatpants, athletic shoes, and t-shirt suitable for activity (no denim please);
    • Examples of inappropriate athletic attire include: volleyball shorts/spandex, shorts that do not abide by the school dress code, leggings without a long shirt that abides by school dress code, tank tops, crop tops, or backless shirts;
    • Appropriate athletic shoes and socks that provide for safety in specified activity;
    • Jewelry, except for medical and religious items, should be removed to prevent possible injury;


    Classroom topics covered:

    • Anatomy
    • Health and skill-related fitness components
    • Training principles
    • Nutrition and supplements
    • Injuries

    Student Attendance is expected for every class. If it is necessary for a student to be absent, excused, or receive medical modifications for their instruction, please see coach Bruton.  The student will be responsible for communicating with the teacher about missed work – teachers will NOT be responsible for assuring students receive make up work.


     Participation Expectation: Students are expected to participate in all activities.  If a student cannot participate in PE due to a medical excuse they will be given an alternate assignment to complete.  After 5 days they will no longer be excused unless a valid doctor’s note is available to the teacher.


    After School Help:

    By appointment – must be made at least 24 hours in advance.


    Make-up Work:

    If a student is absent, any work previously assigned is expected to be turned in on the first class period that they return. If a student misses an assignment while they are absent they are expected to pick up the work when they return to class and turn it in the following class period. Make-up work will be accepted for all assignments. 


    Important Dates:

    Back to school night:  September 11, 2019 & September 18, 2019


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