Welcome to the Physical Education Department
The physical education program at Aragon High School adheres to state standards for physical education. It is based on the disciplines of motor learning, biomechanics, exercise physiology, human growth and development, and sociology. It stresses physical education activities that help the student develop socially and emotionally as well as physically. Through regular participation in physical education, students realize the value of active involvement in our program and receive instruction in sports and methods of maintaining fitness, which will have the potential to improve the quality of their adult life.
Activities are selected and taught on a skill progression level that is equivalent with the individual's ability and grade level in each of the following areas:
- Movement Skills: These include the fundamental skills of various activities including archery, aquatics, golf, dance, and team or individual court and field games.
- Physical Fitness: The physical fitness battery gives attention to endurance, strength, agility, and flexibility. Each student is measured twice a year by our fall and spring testing programs. In addition, all physical education students participate each week in a structured physical fitness training class that includes strength, agility, and aerobics.
- Lifetime Activities: This portion of the program includes activities and skills that encourage a worthy use of leisure time while emphasizing the importance of maintaining fitness after graduation.
Students are required to take 20 credits (2 years) of physical education for graduation.
EXCUSE FROM PHYSICAL EDUCATION
When a student is to be excused from P.E. class for 4 days or less, a written note from a parent/guardian is to be given directly to the P.E. teacher. If a student is to be excused for 5 days or more, the Health Aide must receive written instructions from the student’s MD, NP, or DO, please use THIS FORM. A written excuse from the physician is required each semester the student is to be excused. Please see the SMUHSD PE Restricted Activity/Medical Policy for more details.