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Physical Education

Students who cannot participate in physical education (P.E.) for medical reasons must have a doctor’s statement on file with the school that excuses them from participation in the ninth or tenth grade. A doctor’s excuse is only valid for a maximum of one year. All grade levels participate in school site fitness assessment testing at least twice in a school year.
 
Any student who suffers from a medical condition and who is unable to participate in any physical activity for more than six (6) weeks or 30 school days within a semester shall be placed on a modified P.E. program and exempted from the P.E. course requirement for that time period within which they are ill or injured or placed on an alternative program that meets the criteria for that course (Ed Code Section 51241).
 
After completing year 1 of the physical education core curriculum, students can obtain a waiver for up to two (2) years in grades 10-12 and receive P.E. credit or Fine Arts credit or Elective credit by taking Dance 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Year Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
The required physical education (P.E.) core curriculum for grades 9 and 10 is designed to give students of varied skill and coordination levels beginning learning experiences in each of the following five areas: aquatics, self-defense, body development and fitness, individual/dual sports, and team sports. A learning progression of individual skill development is emphasized in conjunction with the development of endurance, strength, flexibility, and conceptual learning specific to each activity unit. In the 10th grade there shall be an elective program of not less than one quarter or more than one semester of elective unit activities. These units shall consist of: Aquatics, Self Defense, Individual/Dual Sports, Team Sports, Body Conditioning/Aerobics, Physical Fitness.
Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
The elective physical education (P.E.) curriculum for grades 11 and 12 is designed to give students of varied abilities and interest learning experiences with an emphasis on lifetime sports. Self-assessment and the continued development of endurance, strength, flexibility, and conceptual learning specific to each activity unit are primary program goals. Students will take part in a combination of both team sports (9th grade focus) and/or individual sports (10th grade focus) depending on the availability of the facilities not taken over by the core courses. Similar to the 9th and 10th grade courses, these students may undergo both skills tests and knowledge tests accordingly. This class is required for graduation, if students have not passed the California State Physical Fitness Test in Grades 9 or 10.
Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and/or previously enrolled physical education instructor, completion of PE 9 and 10 with a “C” or better 
 
This course is designed for students interested in strength and conditioning. This course may not be used as a make-up/substitute for the 9th-10th grade core Physical Education requirement. MBRFC
Semester Course (ECHS only)
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
This course is designed to introduce and expose students to the practice of yoga as an integrated part of their Physical Education experience as well as a vehicle to discover the importance of connecting their mind with their physical well-being. The applications throughout the course allow students to experience the immediate benefits of yoga and adopt the ideals as a lifelong practice. Yoga benefits include greater flexibility, improved strength, balance, posture and overall awareness of the body through relaxation and breathing activities. For all grades as an elective course, not to be used in place of 9th or 10th grade core Physical Education. MBRFC