This beginning dance course introduces students to basic dance technique through a variety of genres, including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and other global dance styles. Grading is primarily based on class participation, assessments, and performances. Typically, Beginning Dance performs publicly twice per year; homework is mostly self-guided practice. Students may enroll in Beginning Dance multiple times for credit. At the time of registration, students may select to receive Arts or Physical Education credit for this course.
This intermediate dance course builds upon the techniques developed in Beginning Dance through continued exposure to a wide variety of dance genres, including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and other global dance styles. Grading is primarily based on class participation, assessments, discussions, choreography projects, and performances. Dance Workshop performs publicly about three times per year; homework is mostly self-guided practice. Students may enroll in Dance Workshop multiple times for credit. At the time of registration, students may select to receive Arts or Physical Education credit for this course.
This semester course is a requirement for graduation. The course covers a vast array of health related topics including personal health, family and social health, individual growth and development, communicable and chronic diseases, consumer and community health nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, environmental health, and injury prevention and safety. Students will gain knowledge in these areas through the use of a text, reading materials, lectures, research papers, and technology integrated instruction.
This course is designed for first-year PE students who want to gain a general knowledge of lifelong fitness in a variety of ways. Students will participate in multiple units throughout the year including a mobility and stretching unit, a weight room unit, and multiple sports units. The course will include a variety of fitness games and activities, a presentation and discussions covering ways to stay healthy and active. Students should not only expect to gain knowledge of sports and fitness, but gain strength and flexibility throughout the course. Proper safety, use of equipment and uniforms will be required for the class.
This course is specifically designed for 2nd year PE students who would like to gain more knowledge in strength building throughout the year. This will include proper warm-ups, mobility, stretching, cardiovascular training, circuit training, and weight lifting. This course will take place in the weight room for most of the year. Proper safety and use of equipment, along with a uniform will be required for this class.
This PE elective course is for students who wish to participate on a JSerra athletic team. Coaches for the different athletic JSerra teams help create individualized programs for students who desire to be on their prospective teams. These students will practice and train for their sport with fellow teammates throughout this course. Students must receive approval from the coach in order to sign up for the class. The class may be repeated for credit.