Oakland Tech Physical Education Department
As high school students are required to take 4 semesters of Physical Education, we are going to be offering 4 PE courses (PE 1, 2, 3 and 4). These courses are sequential; a student will not be able to take the next course until he/she has passed the previous one. To meet the needs of the changing educational system we will be offering a standard based program at Oakland Technical High School. This comprehensive program will allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the world of physical activity and health. Also, we will be offering physical education credit for Advanced level of any athletic activity for High School Course 2 (PE3 and PE4), as long as it meets specific requirements. To support our position we have referred to the Physical Education Framework Book adopted by the California State Board of Education.
The high school student must complete 20 credits of physical education. To meet the High School graduation requirement students are urged to complete the credits by the end of their senior year.
Physical Education courses
High School Course 1:
- Fall Semester PE1: Conditioning, Fitness, health and aquatics
- Spring Semester PE2: Individual and dual activities, racquet sports, aquatics
High School Course 2:
- Fall Semester PE3: Team sports, aquatics, fitness
- Spring Semester PE4: Combative, team sports, aquatics
A physical education student must take all the courses in order and must pass the swimming test, FITNESSGRAM Test and CPR and First Aid test in order to graduate from high school.
A period and 5th period are only offered to students who have passed the swimming test and are in High School Course 2. (which works perfectly with the current schedule)
Students will be assessed in their knowledge and competency of motor skills, psychological and sociological and fitness, concepts principles and strategies.
Students will also be assessed in achieving a level of physical fitness for health.
Students need to pass the swimming test to graduate from high school (jump in the water, swim 25yards and retrieve an object from deep water.)
More specifically students will be graded on:
- Daily participation
- Written assessments, presentations, rubrics, portfolio, notebook and projects.
Students are required to get changed into athletic clothing for physical education.
Requirements for PE credit for an Advanced level physical activity
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