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The Health and Physical Education program contributes to the total development of the individual emotionally, socially, culturally, mentally, and physically. Our curriculum offers “carryover” leisure time activities as part of the total program.
According to N. J. Law, all students must take and pass physical education, health or driver education requirements. Every student must take the appropriate courses each year he/she is enrolled in school.
The Physical Education Program is designed to develop knowledge and basic skills in a variety of life time sports and activities. The physical fitness and well-being of our students is addressed in all of the courses offered.
We are determined to assess our students’ own particular needs and to attempt to meet these needs by our instruction, facilities, and equipment.
Through the incorporation of a wide variety of selected activities, both of an individual and team nature, we hope to provide a sound foundation for physical, social and emotional fulfillment.
We seek to provide critical situations which enhance and/or challenge the students’ judgment, responsibility and overall attitude toward themselves and the environment.
The leadership program in physical education is a program designed to gain hands-on experience. The overall purpose is to enhance leadership qualities and learn organizational skills.
The Comprehensive Physical Education/Health program is designed to meet the N. J. state mandated program of Family Life Education and the newly adopted Core Curriculum Standards.
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361 HEALTH 9 Gr. 9 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Freshman health is designed to help the student deal with the emotional and physical changes that take place during adolescence. This course explores the topics of stress, environmental health, communicable diseases and use and abuse of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Sexually transmitted diseases and reproduction are also discussed in regard to the impact on their personal lives and society as a whole. Throughout each unit special emphasis is placed on being able to make responsible decisions and developing and practicing refusal skills.
356 DRIVER EDUCATION THEORY Gr. 10 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Classroom Driver Education is a required course for all sophomores. It is intended to familiarize the student with the necessary, basic information for learning how to drive properly and safely. The course investigates the history of transportation, offers an in-depth study of New Jersey driving statutes and Division of Motor Vehicles Regulations, including driver responsibilities. Law enforcement agencies offer input into the legalities involved in driving, traffic safety, and accident prevention.
Upon completion of the course, the students will take the New Jersey State written exam which, if successfully passed, is valid for two years.
362 HEALTH 11 Gr. 11 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Junior Health is designed to increase self-awareness, improve self-image, further the decision making process and promote refusal skills. The students also explore the topics of life-long fitness, personal safety, CPR, and substance use, abuse and intervention. The physiological aspects of human sexuality are reviewed and expanded.
393 HEALTH 11 WHAT IS TEEN PEP Gr. 11 5 cr.
Teen PEP is a coordinated, statewide strategy to increase knowledge, skills,
and behaviors that promote sexual health among high school students. Each year, ten schools are selected to implement a sexual health education course, based on the nationally recognized HiTOPS, Inc. (Health Interested Teens’ Own Program on Sexuality) curriculum and the model of peer-to-peer education developed by the Princeton Center for leadership Training. This is a full year course. One class is offered each year; enrollment is limited and selective for North Hunterdon only.
363 HEALTH 12 Gr. 12 2.5 cr., 18 wks
This course will better prepare the student to assume his or her adult role in society. Special emphasis is given to understanding each individual and his/her role in the family. Areas covered are family planning, marriage, courtship and engagement, finances, society today, and parenting.
370 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 Gr. 9 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Physical Education I is an introductory program designed to develop students’ physical abilities through a wide variety of activities including Introduction to Project Adventure. This first year introduces students to sports and activities, which generally continue in sequence, through Physical Education courses in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
375 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 Gr. 10 2.5 cr., 18 wks
380 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11 Gr. 11 2.5 cr., 18 wks
385 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 Gr. 12 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Physical Education X, XI, and XII provide lifetime carry-over sports activity programs for students. During the year, the elective program allows students to choose a variety of these activities in which they demonstrate an interest. Also, Project Adventure I, which consists of trust activities and low elements, is a sophomore requirement and Project Adventure II which consists of high elements is elected in either the junior or senior year.
390 PHYSICAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP 1 Gr. 11-12 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Leadership I is designed to enable the student to successfully organize a class into squads, learn proper attendance procedure and be able to assist a substitute teacher. The student will also begin to learn different teaching methods with large and small groups, be able to lead a teacher-prepared callisthenic routine and to observe students’ level of participation.
391 LEADERSHIP 2 Gr. 11-12 2.5 cr., 18 wks
Leadership I is a pre-requisite for this course.
Leadership II concentrates on preparing and leading callisthenic routines, assisting the teacher in skills taught for each activity, developing tools for pupil evaluation and becoming knowl-edgeable on use, care and storage of equipment.
*Leadership I and II offered at North Hunterdon only