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    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
    • 1.5 credits (3 semesters) of Physical Fitness
    • 0.5 credits (1 semester) of Health 

    Health Education is typically scheduled during 9th grade year either first or second semester. During the alternate semester in 9th grade the student will typically be enrolled in Personal Fitness. If the schedule does not permit it in the 9th grade, student must pass Personal Fitness before graduation and/or entering another Physical Education class. 

    Chief Sealth International High School’s Physical Fitness and Health Education Department is designed to provide a quality and purposeful curriculum for all students.  We want all students to enjoy a fun, educational opportunity to strengthen all the elements of their health—physical, mental, emotional, social, and academic—leading to a lifetime of healthy choices. 

    Requirements for every Physical Education class: Uniform of white T-shirt, black shorts and/or black sweatpants, athletic shoes, and socks.  Warm-ups and sweats can be worn over the uniform.  Students are not allowed to wear their school attire in the PE classroom.  Uniform attire will be available in the student store to purchase inexpensively.

    PERSONAL FITNESS
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  9, 10
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    Students enrolled in this class will participate in several different sports including, but not limited to, badminton, football, floor hockey, wrestling, tennis, pickle ball, soccer, volleyball, speed away, basketball, and softball.  Significant time and effort during the semester will be devoted to each student’s performance of the five components of personal fitness.  In addition, state law now mandates that each student take the curriculum-based assessment entitled “Concepts of Health and Fitness.”  

    BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING 10-12
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:  Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This class is an introduction to weight training, conditioning and body awareness.  Students will learn how to effectively stretch and warm-up prior to performing in the weight room.  Students will learn the main concepts of lifting power and auxiliary lifts as well as cardiovascular endurance.  Students will also learn and follow the basic rules and organization of the weight room.  The Physical Fitness tests will also be a required activity.  With sufficient sign up, there will be a “girls only” weight lifting class.

    ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING 10-12
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Beginning Weight Training 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    A student taking this course should have already successfully completed the Beginning Weight Training class, and should already know the basic concepts and rules of the weight room.  Students will lift on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and condition on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Examples of conditioning are long distance running, agility, and speed drills, as well as the Physical Fitness tests.

    TEAM SPORTS
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This class will focus primarily on the “Big 5” major team sports including volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, and football with an emphasis on the competitive aspect of these activities.  Students should be prepared and enthusiastic about a rigorous workout.  The Physical Fitness testing will be incorporated into each week throughout the semester.

    LIFETIME ACTIVITIES
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This course will be an introductory experience to activities typically performed and enjoyed throughout adulthood.  The semester might include some or all of the following activities: table tennis, badminton, pickle ball, bowling, tennis, hockey, capture the flag, walking, jogging, conditioning, yoga, and Tai Chi.  Students in this class will also be expected to perform all of the Physical Fitness tests.

    INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES 1: YOGA; PILATES; AND MORE
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This course encompasses a variety of different activities (choreographed or non-choreographed) led by an instructor.  Classes may include aerobics (step, floor, hiking), mind-body (yoga, Pilates) or specialty (cross-fit, kickboxing, tai bo, etc.) classes. Class format will be developed towards training the five health related components of physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition).  Emphasis will be placed on improving fitness, having fun, and learning about healthy living. 

    INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES 2: WALKING FOR FITNESS
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12 
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This course introduces a self-paced walking program as a lifelong fitness activity that maintains and enhances physical fitness and well-being.  Provides basic information and tools needed to understand, organize, plan, and implement a physical fitness program that features walking as the primary activity.  Students in this class will also be expected to perform all of the Physical Fitness tests. 

    SWIMMING I & II
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  One Semester (first period only)
    Prerequisite:  Personal Fitness 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    This course will accommodate all levels--beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimmers.  Students will learn water safety, a variety of strokes, and participate in diving as well.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION PARTNER
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10 ,11 ,12
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:   Personal Fitness
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Physical Fitness

    In a Unified Physical Education class, the class is directed towards and planned for students with disabilities to meet their needs and in their Least Restrictive Environment.   General education students will participate as classmates taking on roles as partners, leaders, peer models, and to establish a culture of inclusion and support.  The Presidential Fitness Tests are still required and included in grade.