The Health and Physical Education Department offer courses that teach students to make healthy decisions and develop lifelong physical fitness. Our students are provided with an educational setting through which they can gain knowledge and understanding of themselves physically, socially and emotionally. Our program is based on themes of character and value that teach students lifelong lessons on which they can use in the larger school community and in their personal lives.
Physical Education is an essential experience in human development. Important life skills are promoted through quality physical education programs. The physical education curriculum focuses on Movement Skills (strategy, rules and conventions), Fitness Concepts and Personal and Social Responsibility Concepts.
Freshman students will take Grade 9 Physical Education and Grade 9 Health Education.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior students will take two every other day Physical Education courses. Students will have an opportunity to choose classes related to fitness, health, lifelong activities, team sports, water activities, CPR and Adventure Leadership. PE09 PE Grade 9 Physical Education.
In addition the ability to swim and engage in water sports is a lifetime skill highly regarded by Cambridge Public Schools. Water related activities could pose a serious threat to those unable to swim and those uneducated in water safety. Because of the value and importance of knowing how to swim all students must pass a Swim Test in order to graduate. Swimming lessons and testing will take place in the 9th Grade Physical Education classes. The department also offers additional aquatic classes for students in grades 10-12.
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