Ninth-graders are developing at varying rates. As a result, there are is a large range in skill and fitness levels. Their critical thinking ability empowers them with the ability to play a bigger role as a learner as they can analyze performance/understanding and can apply learning to multiple situations. Students still care what their peers think as they continue to evolve as young adults.
High School Course 1 focuses on aquatics, rhythms/dance, individual and dual activities, the effects of physical activity on dynamic health and the mechanics of body movement.
STANDARD 1: Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Students demonstrate advance levels of proficiency in aquatics (may include dry-land instruction), rhythms/dance and individual and dual activities. As well, they are able to explain and apply principles of biomechanics and skill-related fitness to their activity.
STANDARD 2: Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles and strategies.
Students utilize fitness assessments to set goals, track progress, and implement a personal fitness plan and continue to build strategies that will empower them to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
STANDARD 3: Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Students understand the positive psychological effects of physical activity, and are able to understand individual strengths/differences when working with a diverse group.