Physical Education

Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational program, which aims through the medium of various physical activities such as games, movement, sports, and related individual and team activities, to contribute to the optimal development of each student.

NHS Social/Civic Learner Expectations - Graduates of Nonnewaug High School will demonstrate that they are collaborative adaptable team members who respect diversity and successfully work with others to reach a common goal.


Physical Education Courses


PHYSICAL EDUCATION I 9

.5 credit Course meets the 1 credit PE requirement for graduation

The introductory Physical Education program consists of instruction in individual and team sports personal wellness. The theme and program emphasis will be on the development and maintenance of lifetime physical fitness. Classes are co-educational. Students are evaluated on a variety of performance based assessments, summative assessments, and physical skill development. All freshmen students should register for this course. No Prerequisite Required; College Prep


PHYSICAL EDUCATION II 10

.5 credit - Course meets the 1 credit PE requirement for graduation

This course is a continuation of Physical Education I, ensuring instruction in a wide variety of wellness activities for all students. Classes are co-educational. Students are evaluated on a variety of performance based assessments, summative assessments, and physical skill development. All sophomore students should register for this course to comply with the state mandated Physical Fitness Assessment. Prerequisite Required: Physical Education I; College Prep


PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 11-12

.5 credit

This course will focus on lifetime sports and personal wellness based on the needs and interests of the students. It may be taken more than one time for credit. Prerequisite Required: Physical Education I and II; College Prep


HEALTH EDUCATION 11-12

.5 credit - Course meets the .5 credit Health requirement for graduation

This is a half-year course required for graduation. Students will be introduced to a variety of health topics including mental health, nutrition, fitness, substance abuse, and family life education*. This course will challenge students to reflect upon and improve their decision-making skills. Evaluation is based upon class participation, quizzes, tests, and projects. *Pursuant to Board Policy 6142.1, if a parent objects to his/her child receiving instruction concerning family life and/or sex education, a separate written objection should be submitted by such parent which specifies the area(s) of instruction that is objected to. School staff will arrange for other suitable instruction during when these topics are offered. No Prerequisite Required; College Prep

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