Welcome to Physical Education
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”– John F. Kennedy
Elementary Physical Education K-6
The Elementary Physical Education Program in Granite School District is taught by certified elementary physical educators that offer students age-appropriate physical activities and education that is both developmentally and instructionally relevant for all children. Appropriate instruction in physical education incorporates the best-known practices derived from research, professional development and teaching experiences into a pattern of instruction that maximizes opportunities for learning and the success for all children (Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines for Elementary School Physical Education).
The goal of elementary physical education is for students to be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms
- Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills
- Exhibits a physically active lifestyle
- Achieve and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
- Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
- Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction
Secondary Physical Education
The goal of secondary physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
- Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
- Participates regularly in physical activity.
- Is physically fit.
- Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
7th Grade P.E.
Beginning Team Sports Activities is an entry-level course emphasizing beginner skills in a broad spectrum of activities in order to develop a foundation for future physical education classes. The course content is developmentally appropriate for seventh grade students who, in most instances, will be experiencing a formal physical education class for the first time.
8th Grade P.E.
Intermediate Activities offers a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities that are increasingly complex in content, concept, and skill development and execution. Students continue to practice skills in modified form but begin to participate in regulation games with more complex playing environments than those experienced in Beginning Activities. Cooperative as well as traditional sports activities are included in the curriculum.
9th Grade P.E.
Participation Skills and Techniques is designed to develop competency in up to five different activities. Competency involves the ability to apply the basic skills, strategies, and rules using standardized guidelines or rubrics. This semester class offers students instruction in lifetime activities and fulfills one P.E. requirement for high school graduation. Individual, dual, and team sports activities are included, with the emphasis on activities offering lifelong participation opportunities.
10th Grade P.E.
Fitness for Life is an individualized, concepts-based, one-semester course designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to self-assess, create, conduct, evaluate, and redesign personal fitness programs. It is required of all students and there are no substitutions, including participation in athletics. Fitness for Life may be taken anytime during grades nine through twelve, but it is strongly recommended that students take the class in either the ninth or tenth grade year. The course is a combination of classroom and activity-based learning activities with a focus on proper nutrition and the mastery of skills and concepts necessary for students to become accomplished monitors of their personal lifetime fitness. Through participation, students learn to compare the fitness benefits in a variety of individual and team activities.
11th Grade P.E.
Individualized Lifetime Activities is designed to offer a higher level of proficiency and more in-depth instruction in up to three different lifetime activities. Curriculum should emphasize individual or dual activities. Only team sports with carry-over value as lifetime activities are offered. Improved fitness is a goal of each Individualized Lifetime Activities course. The curriculum is designed to develop competency in up to three lifetime activities. Competency is defined as the ability to apply basic skills, strategies, and rules using standardized guidelines or rubrics.