High School Physical Education
High School Physical EducationSHAPE resources state high school students become increasingly more independent as their daily lives become more complex and diversified. High school students begin to make decisions and choices in taking increased responsibility for themselves. Quality high school physical education programs provide students conceptual and practical understanding of: 1) health-related physical fitness, and 2) how to maintain a health-related level of physical fitness. Physical education plays a vital part in helping high school students maintain and refine the skills and knowledge needed to select physical activities to use throughout their lives. In Pinellas County high school students are required to enroll in the year-long course, HOPE (Health Opportunities through Physical Education). There are also numerous elective classes to choose from such as:
Individual and Dual Sports
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Power Weight Lifting
HOPE Core**Each school offers electives aligned to their school’s facilities, instructor competencies, and student interests.
High School Curriculum Timelines
See what high school students are doing in some of their Physical Education courses for the year. These Semester at a Glances will show the units being taught, how long they are taught, and when teachers will be covering certain content! Click on the links below to check it out!
Online Resources for Families
Check out these links to increase physical activity at home and why it is so important!
Athletics, Pre K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, Driver’s Education, and School Wellness
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