Pathfinder Tech

Physical Education

COURSES AVAILABLE AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • Physical Education/Health

Grade 10

  • Physical Education/Health

Grade 11

  • Physical Education

Grade 12

  • Physical Education

Physical Education Department

 Physical Education classes are designed to practice and develop skills in activities that will help students maintain fitness throughout their life. Early in the fall students fitness levels will be assessed in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. From these assessments we will develop a baseline in which we will use to set personal fitness goals. We will explore fitness activities designed to improve all areas of fitness. Our goal is that by the end of the year students will improve their scores on their baseline fitness tests through regular cardiovascular endurance training, muscular endurance training, and activities designed to increase current levels of fitness. Students will be introduced to life-long activities designed to increase their likelihood of exercising in the future. Students will understand the benefits that regular exercise can provide for a person’s mental, physical, and social health.

Possible Activities:
Touch Football, Soccer, Fitness testing, Speedball, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Recreation Games, Softball, Disc Golf, Golf, Pickleball, Lacrosse and others.

 

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Fitness Testing
  • Goal Setting
  • Badminton Tournament
  • Team Games (Touch Football,  Soccer, Fitness testing, Speedball, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Recreation Games, Softball, Disc Golf, Golf, Pickleball, Lacrosse and others).
GRADUATION & MCAS REQUIREMENTS
  • 2 years of successful completion of physical education
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Developing personal health assessments
Materials and Course Requirements to anticipate:
  • Students are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes.
  • Appropriate clothes include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.
  • Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade.
  • A change in socks is recommended for those students who have class in the mornings.
  • Locks/ lockers will be provided
  • Students are responsible for the lock that is issued to them and will be required to return that lock at the end of the school year.
  • Please do not plan on sharing a lock or locker with another student.

BENEFITS IN CAREER PLACEMENTS THAT RELY ON SKILLS IN THE SUBJECT AREA

Physical Therapy (assistant or practitioner)

Health Educator

Health Club Manager

Athletic Trainer

Nutritionist

Fitness Manager or Director

Athletic Trainer

Pathfinder provides a robust program of essential academic coursework to ensure students’ readiness upon graduation to pursue an array of career pathways, as well as prepare students to be successful, independent members of society. Beyond core offerings in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Pathfinder students may also elect accounting, health and wellness, and foreign language options. In addition to traditional college and career readiness driven academic courses, students may engage in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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