Course Offerings

 

GENERAL FITNESS 9                                                   2.25 Credits

Description:            During this semester of required physical education, 9th grade students will work on developing skills and an appreciation for the value of lifetime activities.  Particular emphasis will be directed toward both individual and lifetime sports. Activities may include: tennis, archery, golf, table tennis, volleyball, bowling, cross-country skiing, dance, badminton, pickle ball, Frisbee golf, biking, rollerblading, jogging, and a special emphasis will be placed on strength training and cardiovascular endurance.

DRIVERS EDUCATION                                                   .75 Credit
Prerequisite:
            None. One factor in scheduling students will be their birth date.
Description:            Students in Grade 9 are placed in a driver’s education course dependent upon their birthdates.  Students with the earliest birth dates will receive the classroom driver’s education first.  This course is intended to prepare students for taking the permit test and to meet requirements for taking behind-the-wheel instruction and the subsequent drivers test.  Thirty hours are required by state law.  Attendance is mandatory.  Parents and students will attend a required two-hour evening safety session which will qualify students to take behind-the-wheel instruction at Annandale High School.

FITNESS/LIFETIME ACTIVITIES 10                            3 Credits
Description:          During this semester of required physical education, 10th grade students will work on developing skills and an appreciation for the value of lifetime activities.  Particular emphasis will be directed toward both individual and lifetime sports. Activities may include: tennis, archery, golf, table tennis, volleyball, bowling, cross-country skiing, dance, badminton, pickle ball, Frisbee golf, biking, rollerblading, jogging, and a special emphasis will be placed on strength training and cardiovascular endurance.  

HEALTH 10                                                               1.5 Credits
Description:          This class is designed to improve awareness of one’s physical and mental well-being.  Students will focus on eating disorders and self-esteem, family life education, substance abuse, death education, and CPR.

 PERSONAL FITNESS                                                     1.5 Credits
Description:            This class will emphasize basic fitness, body toning, and cardiovascular fitness through circuit training, walking/running, biking, rollerblading, aerobics, and Tae-Boe. Individual weight training programs will be set up to meet each student’s specific needs.  Note: This is strictly a personal fitness class--not an activity class. 

LIFETIME AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES                       1.5 Credits
Description:            This course will emphasize individual activities that have carryover value for later life.  Students will acquire an appreciation for the game, have knowledge of the rules, and be given the opportunity to practice the fundamental skills and strategies.   Possible activities may include walking, biking, cross country skiing, bowling, rollerblading, dance, golfing, tennis, broomball, Frisbee golf, table tennis, softball, bocce ball and badminton. 

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER                                   1.5 Credits
Description:            This course will emphasize strength and muscle development through weight training for athletes.  It will also stress strength, speed, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.  A highlight of this course is the student fitness plan based on the Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) program. Pre and post tests measure student fitness. Students gain knowledge of major muscle groups and how to strengthen them. Safety is also emphasized.  Note: This is strictly strength and conditioning--not an activity class. 

BODY SHAPING/TONING                                            1.5 Credits
Description:            This class will focus on weight loss management and lifestyle changes.  Students will set up a personalized fitness / nutrition plans to meet their specific needs.  Some areas of emphasis may include yoga, basic fitness, rollerblading.  The emphasis of this class will be weight loss management.

COMPETITIVE SPORTS                                               1.5 Credits
Description:            This course will emphasize team and individual activities that have carryover value for later life.  Students will acquire an appreciation for the game, have knowledge of the rules, and be given the opportunity to practice the fundamental skills and strategies.  Possible activities will include volleyball, badminton, basketball, softball, broom ball, flag football, soccer, speedball, and lacrosse. 

SPORTS OFFICIATING
Description:            Students will work to apply the knowledge and skills gained in previous physical education classes to play and officiate the sports of baseball, basketball, football, softball and volleyball. Officiating rules from the Minnesota State High School League and the Wright County Conference will be used as guides for this course.
Upon successful completion of competencies in this course, a student will become eligible to officiate youth activities within our district.