Freshman Physical Education
The freshman Physical Education course is designed with an emphasis on personal improvement in integrating movement skills through a variety of traditional team sports and recreational activities. Units are designed to help students understand teamwork, develop social skills, strengthen their athletic abilities and understand the rules governing sports. Units are selected from: archery, flag football, floor hockey, net games (volleyball, speedminton and badminton), team handball, fencing, softball/kickball, yoga and circuit training. Manipulatives, such as poi, Bal-a-Vis-X (balance, auditory, visual exercise) and hoop dancing are used to enhance dominant/nondominant body integration. This course meets three times a week.
Sophomore Physical Education
This course builds on the freshman course, emphasizing lifetime fitness and personal conditioning. The year focuses on lifetime activities. Units are selected from the following choices: personal fitness/circuit training (the TRX system is used), flag football, net games (volleyball, speedminton, and badminton), yoga and archery. This course meets twice a week.
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– Caitlyn ‘15, a freshman at Brown University
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– Hope ‘15, a freshman at Savannah School of Art and Design
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– Allison ‘15, a freshman at Fordham University