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Physical Education Courses

Physical Education (11th)

Instruction is provided in skills involving individual and team sports, and in physical fitness activities. Classes rotate through four teaching stations that change each sport season (fall, winter and spring) for a total of twelve teaching stations. Students are graded in sports skills and in a battery of six physical fitness tests.

Indoor and outdoor activities are divided into four categories: (1) Fitness and Self‑Reliance (including weight training, weight machines, gymnastics, walking, jogging‑running, aerobics, rope jumping, circuit training, obstacle course, tumbling and stunts, personal defense), (2) Movement (including aerobic dance, rhythmic gymnastics, folk‑square‑round dancing), (3) Team Sports (including basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, speedball, touch football, volleyball), (4) Individual, Dual and Lifetime Sports (including badminton, golf, gymnastics, handball, quoits, table tennis, tennis, track & field, wrestling, recreational games).


Sports specific P.E. (10th-12th)

The elective course is different than any other P.E. class because it will allow students to focus on their specific needs as an athlete. The class will enhance their strength and agility as it relates to a specific sport. Students will be able to identify foods that contain the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats to increase lean muscle mass. A student must be an active member of at least one Varsity athletic team at Central High School to enroll in the class.


Sports Rosters (10th–12th)

Students who are participants in two or more varsity sports should see the Department Chair, Mr. Drayton, to request a sports roster. If permission is granted, and the placement of courses allow, the student athlete will be given a combination of P.E. and lunch the last two periods of his/her day or just a seventh period lunch or PE thus minimizing the time taken away from academics for interscholastic competition.


Health Education

All topics in the Philadelphia School District’s curriculum guide in health education are included in the courses offered. Health implications of tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse are repeated in each cycle. Fertility control, HIV education and contraception instruction is provided for all students whose parents have not requested that their sons/daughters be excluded. This policy is in accord with School Reform Commission policy.

Last modified: January 26, 2018