“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” John F. Kennedy
Physical Education Classes
California Academy of Math and Science
Physical Education Department
Physical Education is an essential and basic part of the total education program. It is a process that contributes to the total development of every student through physical activity and recognizes the physical, mental, emotional and social characteristics of students. Physical Education provides a variety of movement experiences to help all students develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to function effectively in society.
This class is aligned with the California State Standards for Kinesiology/Physical Education. During this class students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness and movement activities that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. Along with learning a sport activity, a major focus of this class is to acquire appropriate fitness levels that will meet/exceed the minimum standards set by the state of California.
- Demonstrate the basic skills to participate in individual and team sports.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the rules, terminology, and safety measures for individual and team activities.
- Recognize activities that contribute to fitness and understand their value.
- Perform more precise skills necessary to improve their physical fitness level.
- Demonstrate positive social relationships through participation in group sport.
- Recognize the importance of health concerns and how to develop and maintain a health/fitness plan.
Students are expected to dress in athletic wear everyday for PE with good athletic shoes. Students may purchase a CAMS PE uniform or bring a blue shirt and black shorts.
Small lockers are available.
Students share facilities with the university so it is expected that students show respect toward the university and the facilities.
Students will be graded in the following areas:
Preparation and performance of gross motor skills in each of the units that will be taught throughout the semester.
Daily Skills for performance (warm-up activity, lesson focus, culminating activity or discussion).
FitnessGram assessments to measure your level of fitness during this course: Muscular Endurance (Curl-ups); Flexibility (Sit and Reach Test or Shoulder Flexibility Test); Cardio-Respiratory Endurance (Mile Run or Pacer); Muscular Strength (Push-ups); Trunk Lift; and BMI (height and weight).
Students must pass 5 out of six 6 tests. If the student does not meet the requirement they will continue to take PE until the requirement is met. CA ED Code 60800 and Senate Bill 78
Missing Daily Classwork Points, Quizzes, Tests, etc.:
- It is your responsibility to make up any quizzes, tests, or missing daily classwork points by arranging time with the teacher. Updated grades will be posted in Schoolloop.
Any student that needs to be excused from participating in physical activity needs to have a parent note. If student misses more than 2 consecutive classes, a doctor's note is required.