Personal Fitness

Physical Education

Health

Index
Draft Copy - To be submitted for SCC School Board Approval during March, 2012 board meeting.
South Central Calhoun High School Physical Education Exemption/Opt Out Policy
Effective 2012-2013 academic year

 

Students in grades 9 - 12 will be allowed, as per State of Iowa Department of Education rules, to be exempt from or opt out of physical education/personal fitness classes for the following reasons:

Grades 9 - 12

Religious/Medical Exemption - Students may be allowed to opt of physical education/personal fitness classes if a written document requesting such action is presented to the high school building adminstrator prior to the beginning of any semester.

Grade 12 Only

School to Career/Work Study - Grade 12 students may be allowed to opt out of physical education/personal fitness if academic courses and student involvement in the school's school-to-career cause a schedule conflict thus preventing the student from having room to include physical education/personal fitness in his/her schedule.

Academic Conflict - Student has an academic schedule conflict that prevents physical education/personal fitness from fitting into his/her schedule.

Organized Athletic/Activity Programs - A student may opt out of physical education/personal fitness if they are involved in interscholastic athletic programs and/or activities. Involvement must last the duration of the entire semester. Those interscholastic athletic programs include: football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track and field, golf, soccer, and swimming. Activity involvement includes: cheerleading and dance team.

 ***If a student in grade 12 declares to opt out of physical education/personal fitness for a semester due to activity involvement, but then decides to only be in an activity for part of the semester, the student will be enrolled immediately in physical education/personal fitness and will receive credit proportional to the number of class periods he/she attends for the duration of the semester.

Grades 9 - 11

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are required to take physical education and/or personal fitness at least one (1) semester per school year.

Students in grades 9 - 11 may opt out of physical education/personal fitness for a maximum of one (1) semester per school year under the following exemptions:

Organized Athletic/Activity Programs - A student may opt out of physical education/personal fitness if they are involved in interscholastic athletic programs and/or activities for a maximum of one (1) semester per academic year. Involvement must last the duration of the entire semester. Those interscholastic athletic programs include: football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track and field, golf, soccer, and swimming. Activity involvement includes: cheerleading and dance team.

Academic Exemption - Academic exemption because of a schedule conflict that cannot be otherwise resolved or a request to take a full schedule of eight (8) academic courses will only be granted for a maximum of one (1) semester per academic year. However, the student's parents must submit a written request for such exemption to the South Central Calhoun High School Board of Education for approval. The Board of Education reserves the right to approve/deny any such requests.

 ***If a student in grades 9-11 declares to opt out of physical education/personal fitness for a semester due to activity involvement, but then decides to only be in an activity for part of the semester, the student will be enrolled immediately in physical education/personal fitness and will receive credit proportional to the number of class periods he/she attends for the duration of the semester.


SUBJECT: PERSONAL FITNESS 
CREDIT: 0.5 Credits/Sem.
COURSE LENGTH: Full Year (Alternate Days) 
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12 
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Personal Fitness will allow students some flexibility in designing their own conditioning program. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will explore their fitness needs and establish goals. 
Objectives: 
1.) To analyze and reach their fitness goals. 2.) To stick to and maintain fitness plans. 3.) To carry on fitness activities into their adult lives.

 

SUBJECT: PHYSICAL EDUCATION
CREDIT: 0.5 Credits/Sem. 
COURSE LENGTH: Full Year (Alternate Days) 
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Physical Education is required of all students, all four years of high school. Physical Education contributes to individual development through the medium of movement, and regular physical fitness activity. It also provides skill for enjoyment, and appreciation, skill in ability to plan and organize sports, and improves sportsmanship. It also teaches various ways to use leisure time.
Objectives:
1) To participate in lifetime or carry-over activities and be a knowledgeable spectator. 2) To recognize the importance of physical fitness to each student. 3) To enable students to have successful and meaningful social interactions.

 

SUBJECT: HEALTH
CREDIT: 2.0 Credits 
COURSE LENGTH: Full Year 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
This Health course is designed for students to develop an understanding of the components that make up total health. Health is complete physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being, not merely just the absence of disease. Health behavior is influenced by the health information a person receives and by the health information a person does not receive. Conflicting, changing, and incomplete health information makes it necessary to educate each individual about the benefits of keeping "up-to-date" in this important area of life.
Objectives:
1) To provide health information to help sutdents. 2) To make informed health decisions. 3) To make students aware of relevant and controversial health issues. 4) To help students become responsible for their own health and welfare.

Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to your high school guidance office.

Updated 2/1/2013