Health & Physical Educaiton Department Head
Educating and preparing students to effectively use leisure time and to achieve physical, social, and emotional wellness are the main goals of the Physical Education & Health Department. The intent of our program is to enable each student to enjoy physical activity through improved fitness levels and better understanding of the lifelong benefits of recreational activity as established in Maine’s Parameters of Essential Instruction
Diverse offerings within the program are all designed for students to meet diploma requirements by the end of their sophomore year, primarily through specific course-embedded assessments and experiences in Physical Education (PE) and Health. In 9th grade, PE classes convene three days per week for one semester and Health classes meet five days per week for one semester. In the sophomore year, PE classes meet two days per week over both semesters. Students who need to demonstrate PE or Health graduation requirements following the sophomore year are able to do so through elective courses and other experiences that promote their awareness of personal and community health and wellness.
The Intramural Program offers participants an opportunity to further develop the skills promoted in the following courses as students develop interpersonal connections that are critical extensions of classroom learning.
PE Core Course Options:
- Team Sports
- Lifetime Activites
- Aerobics & Fitness
- Outdoor Education