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Physical Education—Interscholastic Athletics (5712)


Grade Range:
 Grade point average of 2.0 or better in scholarship and citizenship for the preceding grading period, parent’s and physician’s approval, and insurance coverage to practice or participate during or after school. See district Administrative Procedure 4350.
 Course duration:
 One semester; may be repeated for credit
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education
Course Description:
 This course includes coaching in competitive athletics as well as instruction and assessment in the following eight content areas: (1) effects of physical activity upon dynamic health; (2) mechanics of body movement; (3) aquatics, (4) gymnastics and tumbling; (5) individual and dual sports; (6) rhythms and dance; (7) team sports; and (8) combatives/self-defense. This course will also prepare students for the state-mandated physical fitness test. All students enrolled in the course must participate concurrently in a sport (see table below) and must demonstrate progress toward mastering the high school physical education content standards. This course must be taught by a credentialed physical education teacher.

Note: Students must participate in the regular instructional activities for their grade levels during the remainder of the semester.

For detailed guidelines regarding the content of this course, see the descriptions for Physical Education 1,2 (High School Course 1) and Physical Education 3,4 (High School Course 2).

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, California Department of Education, 2005.
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, California Department of Education, 2009.
FitnessGram/Activitygram Test Administration Manual, 4th ed., Cooper Institute, 2007.
2012–13 SDUSD Physical Education Courses 1–4 Syllabi.